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Byron L. "Butch" Brumfield, Jr. passed away Friday, April 19, 2013 after an extended battle with cancer.¬† Butch was born in Laurel, Ms. June 18, 1966.¬† He graduated from Gulfport High School in 1984.¬† After graduation he attended Mississippi State University.¬†
While at MSU, he was critically injured in a car wreck leaving him a paraplegic.¬† After spending 6 months at the Shepherd Spinal Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta, Ga., he returned to MSU where he received his undergraduate degree and obtained a Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation.¬† While working on his Masters, he wrote grants for the Vocational Rehabilitation Department.
Upon graduation he entered the medical consulting field and lived independently until his health failed.¬† He was welcomed by his parents when he returned home to stay with them until his death.¬†
Butch was an avid NASCAR fan.¬† Dale Earnhardt was his favorite driver and he attended the Talladega race many times.¬† He was also a computer savvy technical person, earning his Microsoft Certified Engineering degree.¬†
He is survived by his parents, Byron L. Brumfield, Sr. and Janet Fleming Brumfield of Laurel; brothers Chris, wife, Melissa Cooper Brumfield, and their sons Tanner and Cooper, daughter Caroline; and Benjamin and his daughter Anna.¬† Uncle W. B. "Bill"¬†Brumfield.¬† Maternal Grandmother, Delorce Fleming.¬†
He is preceded in death by maternal Grandfather, Ralph Fleming; paternal Grandparents, William B. Brumfield Sr. and Ruth Davis Brumfield;¬†Aunts Susan Brumfield and Lynne Fleming Smith.¬†
A Memorial Service will be held at Houston Road Baptist Church, Laurel, Ms, April 28, 2013 at 2pm where¬†Butch was a member.¬†
A special thanks goes out to Drs. Phillip Ley, Carolyn Cegielski, and Ross Ward; 5th floor nurses Baptist Hospital and Hospice care givers, Bonny Brown and Kevin Long.¬†
It was his wish that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the ‚ÄúWounded Warriors Project.Org‚ÄĚ.