Buster K. Gordy

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Buster K. Gordy passed away Nov. 5, 2013. Buster was born in Slagle on June 1, 1927.
He attended Simpson Elementary School, and graduated from Leesville High School, class of 1944. After working several jobs in Louisiana,
Buster moved to Houston, Texas. He attended and graduated from the Houston Police Academy, Class #8.
Buster worked for the city of Houston Police Department for 25 years, working his way up to sergeant, before retiring as a supervisor.
Upon retirement, he moved to Anacoco, where he built a log cabin, and lived on Lake Vernon pursuing his passions of fishing and gardening. Many a catfish met its demise at his hands, and the neighborhood reaped the benefits of his gardening skills.

Buster is preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Bobbie Mixon Gordy; his parents, George and Ocie Harville Gordy; and brother Russell Gordy.
Buster is survived by his wife, Dr. Karen Townsend Gordy; daughter and
son-in-law, Lisa and Johnny York of Cat Springs, Texas; one stepdaughter, Michelle and her husband Michael Reynolds of Orange, Texas; one stepson, Chris Townsend of Shreveport; three stepgrandsons and one stepgranddaughter; nephews, Russell Gordy and
Jerry Foshee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Buster was a member of Holly Grove Methodist Church in Anacoco. He was a 50 plus year life member of Temple Masonic Lodge #4 in Houston, Texas and worked his way through the chairs and served
as Master of the Lodge. He was a dual member at NH Bray Masonic Lodge in Slagle.
Buster was a member of Chapter #51, Council and Rhodes Commandary of Leesville. He was very active during earlier years with the Scottish Rite and El Karuba
Shrine Temple, Shreveport and past president of West Cenla Shrine Club of Leesville.
The family will receive visitors from 5-9 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Nov. 7 at Hixson Funeral
Home of Leesville, with graveside services following at Holly Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.