May 25, 1943 ~ June 4, 2022

Born in: Willard, Ohio
Resided in: Glasgow, Kentucky

Robert “Bob” Lee Buss, 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 4, 2022 at his home in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Known to many as “Cougar,” Bob was born to Milton and Edna Buss in Willard, Ohio on May 25, 1943. After graduating high school, Bob joined the Army, where he spent three years overseas playing basketball and making memories that he loved to talk about throughout his life.

Bob went on to marry the love of his life, Barb, in September 1967. He began his career at RR Donnelley in Willard, Ohio and later relocated to Kentucky where he and Barb would begin their family. Bob continued working at RR Donnelley as a Quality Analyst until he retired after 43 years of employment. During his time at Donnelley, Bob traveled throughout the world to Mexico, China, and Argentina. He loved seeing the world and making friends across the globe.

Bob loved the Lord more than anything and took every opportunity to share God’s love with others. He was a member of the Cave City Christian Church in Cave City. He selflessly devoted much of his life to mission work, helping build a feeding center in Guatemala, assisting families in the Dominican Republic and supporting orphanages in South America, to name a few. No matter where life took him, Bob never met a stranger. He always had a story or joke to tell or a song to sing.

After retirement, Bob enjoyed spending much of his time meeting up with his friends for breakfast at McDonalds, building birdhouses in his garage, canning his famous pickled green tomatoes and supporting his grandkids at various school and sporting events. Of all of his accomplishments, being a “Popi” was the one he was most proud of.

Robert is preceded in death by his mother, Edna West and stepfather, Charles West; father, Milton Buss and stepmother, Arlene Buss; brother, Ronnie Buss (Barbara); and beloved cousin and friend, Rich Buss (Hilda).

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Barbara; sons Chris Buss, Tim Buss (Amy), and Nestor Perez; daughters, Andrea Buss and Rosa Buss; and his grandchildren, Jordan, Isiah, Toby, Roman and River. He is also survived by brothers, Kenny West (Pam), Chucky West (Jodi); and sister, Norma Bivens; along with a multitude of family and close friends.

Bob always told people, “If I don’t see you later, I’ll see you later.” His family finds comfort knowing he is reunited with his loved ones and God in Heaven and that they’ll “see him later.”

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Bob at 2:00 PM on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at A.F. Crow Funeral Home in Glasgow, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until time for the service at the funeral home. A. F. Crow & Son is honored to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Buss and his family. Please share your condolences with the family at

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  1. Loved Bob..Jerry and I helped him with Garden Young Center years back. He is with his Lord and Savior.

  2. Barb and children…so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. All of you are in our prayers.

  3. Bob never missed a chance to share his adventures in life with those around him. Always smiling and eyes gleaming with love as he would speak about them. He was a good person from the Depths of his heart to all he met. His family & friends will always have fond memories of him. God bless his family.

  4. Bob was an awesome man. Always smiling and friendly. We are truly blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to his family.

  5. He was very nice man I 💕 talking to him whenever I would see him sorry for your lost your family are in my prayers

  6. We loved Bob, always smiling, telling his stories of the children he had helped, talking about Barb and their children, we are thankful for him and that we knew him…prayers for his family…

  7. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He loved family and life greatly but loved his Lord more. Many great memories of Bob both at RRD and with his many activities. All the family is in our prayers.

  8. Bob was such a nice man a friend to everyone that knew him. Shared several laughs and fun times with him! Prayers to Barb and all the family.

  9. Be still my heart🥲💔so saddened Bob’s home going. A gentle giant that loved God and love to share the news of Lord and Savior. To his family and friends “Trust in the Lord with all your and lean not to your own understanding and He will direct your path♥️. One the best I ever worked with at R R Donnelley. Rest easy my friend until I see you again.

  10. Thinking of the family. Praying for strength. Barb and Andi, he was one of the good ones.

  11. I smile thinking back across the years of working with Bob and his outlook on life, and that makes me sad at his passing but glad to have known him. Prayers for Barb and family. Stan

  12. It was a joy to work with Bob at RR Donnelly . I will never forget the night he ask me to come into the office .We talked about his need of the Lord and it wasn’t long after that Bob was saved and was a dedicated disciple of the Lord the rest of his life! He was one great guy! Prayers for Barbra and the family!

  13. So sorry for your loss. Bob was/is a good man and a good friend. We will be seeing him later. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

  14. He was a very good man! A world traveler and great spirit! One of the most positive men I ever met. He will be sorely missed!! Rest In Peace my friend!!!🙏🙏🙏

  15. A wonderful friend who always lifted my spirit. The Love Bob had for others and sharing what Jesus did for him was real and it showed in his changed life from years ago. We will see him later! Love and prayers to Barb and his family.

  16. To say Bob Buss got around is an understatement and a lot of people, including me, will be sad to hear of his passing. Condolences to the family.

  17. Bless Bob’s heart. We all know he earned his wings fly with the Angels! Prayers of Comfort and peace for the friends and family he left behind.

  18. Bob was a Great friend of mine, travel together on mission trips , passed out 10,000 Gospel tracks all over Guatemala mountains , good experience we done a little preaching Bible study in the mountains good peace of God , one man was saved by gospel track it was worth it all , Bobby be well missed rest in peace , your friend brother Jack.

  19. I’m soo sorry to hear about Bob. When he would come into Medical Arts Pharmacy he was always happy and I bought some of his tomatoes….delicious. Prayers for his family

  20. I am Shirley Bacon and my first husband, Charles Williams (a big fisherman) worked with Bob at Donnelley’s. I have lots of memories from those days. I am now married to Rollin Bacon and live in Haywood. Sorry to hear of your loss.

  21. This man will be missed.
    He was always on a mission to support others who were in need.

  22. Great memories of a really caring person. Always a story to tell and something to sell! Lol, we played basketball in RRD parking lot on a portable basketball goal mounted to the back of his truck. Just one of his many inventions. See you later, Bob.

  23. The world has lost a good human being. We spent a lot of time together at Donnelley. Cougar was a character. He was part of what gave Donnelley its character. Always had time to talk or joke. He was one of my favorite people at work. You did a lot of good work here Cougar! You will be missed! I’ll see you later!

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