Jeffrey Todd Buff

Jeffrey Todd Buff, 54, of Winston-Salem, NC passed away June 17. 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.  He was born in Catawba County on March 11, 1965 to Johnny D. Buff and Judy Cooper Buff.  He was a member of The Summit Church in Kernersville, NC.  He was a long-time sales rep. in the aviation industry. Jeff was preceded in death by his father and a nephew, Tyler Buff. He is survived by his wife, Jill Warner-Buff, son, Ian, and daughters, Sarah and Ella.  Mother, Judy Cooper Buff of Newton, NC and brother, Jonathon Buff and wife, Cindy of Waxhaw, NC.  Father and mother-in-law, Gary and Peggy Warner of Kernersville, NC.  Brother-in-law and spouse, Chris and Teresa Warner.  Sister-in-law and spouse, Emily and Jarrod Gibson.  Nieces and nephew, Maddy Buff, Sophie and Cameron Warner, and Jake and Violet Gibson.  Uncles and aunts and a number of cousins.  A celebration of his life will be held Monday June 24th at 1:00 pm at the Summit Church in Kernersville, NC.  The family will receive friends following the service.  Twin City Cremations and Funeral Service of Winston-Salem is serving the family. Memorials may be made to: The Summit Church, 4440 High Point Road, Kernersville, NC 27284.

6 Responses to “Jeffrey Todd Buff

  • I was so shocked and sad to hear this news last week. Jeff and I worked for sister PAA companies for many years. We attended the trade shows and conferences for the companies and I always looked forward to seeing him. He was obviously very proud as he spoke about his family and caught me up on everyone.
    Everyone who knew him in the industry will miss him. My prayers will be for his wife, his three children who made him so proud, his brother Jon and family and for his Mom. Your loss and pain is felt and there are so many of us thinking of you and praying for you. Jeff loved his family dearly, I pray God’s peace and comfort for all of you. 🙏🏻

  • Reginald Stocks
    7 months ago

    I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies. When we lose our dear loved ones, it confirms that the time we spent with them was priceless and that they are truly irreplaceable. I’m sure this is a very difficult time for you. With that in mind, please know that you can draw comfort from our Heavenly Father. He’s promised that, very soon, he will address this issue. He will make death “no more” here on Earth and also bring back our loved ones that have already “fallen asleep”, so we have a chance to be reunited with them (2Cor 1:3,4 Rev 21:3,4 John 5:28,29 Luke 8:52 & 1 Thess 4:14). These are promises that we can trust. Again, please accept my sincere condolences

  • Gene Portela
    7 months ago

    I was fortunate enough to have known Jeff for 30 or so years, having met in our early careers in aviation. From the minute we met it was apparent that I had made a new friend for life. Jeff had a very easy unassuming way about him, and always made you feel comfortable, and that what you had to say was important to him. I shared many a personal conversation with Jeff as I went the rough times in life, and he was always there to listen, to provide his thoughts on the situation and more than anything needed support. He cared, he truly cared, and he provided me with comfort and inspiration at times I really needed it. Although we lived in separate states, he was always there for me if needed and I hope that he felt the same way about me. In addition to those qualities and those times, Jeff and I shared many laughs and he was one of my best audiences. I will always remember his laugh and his great sense of humor. He also was great at recalling scenes and dialogues from various movies and would break them out at the most appropriate times in casual conversation. A lot has happened in those 30 years and only recently after all that time we ended up working together as colleagues at Aircraft Specialties. I had been replaced at my last job and someone recommended the company and I knew Jeff worked there but I didn’t reach out to discuss my joining the company and was actually referred by someone else. When Jeff heard about me possibly joining the company he really went to bat for me with the new bosses and was instrumental in my being hired. Jeff spoke to me personally after this and said some very complimentary things about me and how he admired me throughout his career and looked up to me. I know I told him then how appreciative I was for his thoughts and words, but it was I who truly looked up to him, because he was a consummate professional who was so well respected in our entire industry. After a short while I was promoted to a position where I would become Jeff’s boss and he was so gracious about that and the first to congratulate me, which is the way he was. It wasn’t phony, he was genuinely happy for me and for our company.

    I was truly blessed to be able to spend a decent amount of time in my new position this past year. We traveled together on numerous occasions during this time and spent many an hour behind the windshield of a rental car, at lunch or dinner, or in a hotel lobby doing our jobs and enjoying each others company. During these times it was easy to see my friend at his best. He spoke lovingly of his wife and family and how proud he was of his children. They bought him an eternal joy that simply radiated from him when discussing their latest accomplishments and successes. He was at his absolute happiest when the conversations centered around his family and I am blessed to have been able to have been considered a close enough friend for him to have shared those stories with me.

    To Jill, Ian, Sarah and Ella, Mrs. Buff, Jon and the rest of the family I am so sorry for your profound loss. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Portela family are with you during this most difficult time, and we are always here if needed.

    To my dear friend Jeff, I loved you more than you can imagine and will miss you tremendously. The pain is real and deep, the tears a constant reminder of that, and I will always remember you and the great times we had while together. I take comfort in knowing that you dwell in the house of our Lord and that you sit at his table to share in his banquet, and that one day I will see you again, as I remember you today at your happiest times, with that infectious smile, all in the glory of God, if that is his will. Till then my friend I will mention you in prayer always, and please save me a seat.

  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    Jill, I’m so sorry for your loss. We will continue to pray for the whole family. May God lighten your hearts and give you strength during this time.
    Love to All,

  • Blake Freeman
    7 months ago

    I didn’t know the buff family personally but I knew Ian as a runner when I I met him in high school. I am sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your in this difficult time!

  • Kathy Kindsvatter
    7 months ago

    Jill and families, I was so sorry to hear of your loss! My love, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God will help you through your sorrow and hard times. It takes time to heal, but the good Lord will give you his strength!

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