Obituary Listings

John "Jack" Godwin Buffington

May 3, 1998 August 28, 2018
John "Jack" Godwin Buffington
There are condolences waiting approval on John "Jack"'s Tribute wall
Obituary for John "Jack" Godwin Buffington

Pawleys Island:
John “Jack” Godwin Buffington died August 28, 2018. He was 20 years old. A graduate of Waccamaw High School, he was a junior at the College of Charleston.
He loved wholeheartedly his mother and father, his brother and sister; his extended family; his friends, roommates, and fraternity brothers. Jack found joy in surfing, skateboarding, and the ocean air. His light graced the lives of all who knew him.
Born in Columbia, Jack spent happy early years at Shandon Presbyterian Preschool and A.C. Moore Elementary and in Hollywood Park with friends. The family moved to Pawleys Island when he was seven. The beach was the place he was the happiest; he spent his summers teaching surfing to younger kids. Jack was a varsity letterman for Waccamaw High’s Cross Country team. A member of Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, he served as head acolyte there during his high school years.
He is survived by his parents, Bobby and Melissa Buffington; his sister, Josie, and brother, Rob; his grandparents, Johnny and Judy Godwin, and Rebecca Godwin and Deane Bogardus; his aunts, Carrie Godwin Barnwell and Elizabeth Buffington Byrd, his uncles, Bill Buffington and Bryan Buffington. Special recognition, too, to an amazing community of friends and neighbors who treated Jack like family.
Visitation is Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, 113 Baskervill Drive, Pawleys Island. The memorial service, also held at Holy Cross, will be Friday at 2:00, with Father Wil Keith and Father Jason Roberson presiding; a reception will follow at the church. Memorials may be made to the College of Charleston Foundation for Suicide Prevention R819, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424 or to the Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation (surfridergrandstrand.org).
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is assisting the family.


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of John "Jack" Godwin Buffington, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

30

Aug

4:00 PM 8/30/2018 4:00:00 PM - 5:30 PM 8/30/2018 5:30:00 PM
Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church

85 Baskervill Drive
Pawley's Island, SC 29585

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church
85 Baskervill Drive Pawley's Island 29585 SC
US

memorial service

Friday

31

Aug

2:00 PM 8/31/2018 2:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church

85 Baskervill Drive
Pawley's Island, SC 29585

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church
85 Baskervill Drive Pawley's Island 29585 SC
US

reception

Friday

31

Aug

3:00 PM 8/31/2018 3:00:00 PM
Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church

85 Baskervill Drive
Pawley's Island, SC 29585

Starts immediately following the memorial service.

Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church
85 Baskervill Drive Pawley's Island 29585 SC
US

Memorial Contribution

Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

College of Charleston Foundation for Suicide Prevention

R819, 66 George St.
Charlesston, SC 29424
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
John "Jack" Godwin Buffington

Thank you for sharing your
memory of John "Jack"

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.