Rector "Buzzy" Engleman Jr., 89, of Lexington died Aug. 28

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Rector Alexander "Buzzy" Engleman Jr., 89 of Lexington passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at his home.

Born April 25, 1931, in Rockbridge County, he was the only son of the late Rector Alexander Sr. and Roberta Armstong Engleman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Alice Gilliam.

Buzzy graduated from Lexington High School and received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech, then served two years with the U.S. Army at Fort Eustis and Fort Sill, Okla.  Buzzy returned to Lexington and taught industrial arts at Lexington High School for 30 years.  After retiring from teaching, he raised cattle and built houses.

He was a lifetime member of the Sam Houston Ruritan Club, serving as an officer and helping with their auctions.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Uldine Akers Engleman; a son, Michael R. Engleman; two sisters, Rose Howard and Louise Ratliff; and many nieces and nephews.

We want to extend special thanks to his caregivers from Americare Plus and nurse Sharon Tomlin.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, at New Monmouth Presbyterian Cemetery with the Rev. Casey Clark officiating.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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