Alaney Buie Obituary, Death – On September 4, 2021, Alaney Buie, who had reached the age of 90, passed away in a calm and peaceful manner. On February 24, 1931, in the city of Tyler, Texas, his parents, W.O. Buie and Mary Etta Hudgins Buie rejoiced in the arrival of their son into the world. His mother passed away suddenly when he was only two years old, and he never got to know his father. When he first moved into the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas, he was only 7 years old, and he remained there until he turned 18 years old. He went on to earn a prestigious degree and is now considered an alumnus of his alma mater. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University the following year, in 1953, after enrolling there the previous year.
After completing his time in the Cadet Corps, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force and sent to perform his duties in Okinawa and Kuma Shima, Japan respectively. After serving for a total of four years in the Air Force, Jeff was honorably discharged and went on to find employment with Texaco, Houston Natural Gas, and Enron. At Enron Gas Marketing Inc., where he worked until his retirement in 1990, he held the position of Senior Vice President until then. After that, he became a consultant in the oil and gas industry. This followed his previous career. His devoted wife of 47 years, Floretta Anne Greiner Buie, as well as his brother Weldon Oscar Buie (Inez) and sister Mary Thomasine Berg all passed away before he did.
Jeff’s parents were also among those who predeceased him (Eric Berg). After his passing, his legacy will be carried on by his three children: Carrie Marie Dyer (Richard), Mary Lynn Gropp (Ronald), and Jeffrey David Buie (Paulette). Her grandchildren are named Brandon, Nick, Kristen, Ashley, Amy, Jeff, and Cornelius. Her best friend Le Laine “Laney” Whiteman and her family are also considered her grandchildren. In addition to being the founder of the April Sound Tuesday Touchdown Association, he was an avid participant in a number of sporting activities, including golf, fishing, and hunting. Above all else, he treasured the time that he was able to spend with his family, particularly with his cherished and successful grandchildren.