James “Jim” Webster Buster, 72, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Providence Hospital, in Waco. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021 at Ater Cemetery with Josh Pruett officiating.
James was born June 17, 1948 in Llano, the son of the late Cecil and Edith (Kays) Buster. James graduated high school in 1966. After high school he worked for Chaparral Steel and Cargill in Midlothian. He then worked for the Midlothian Police Department while attending Navarro College in Corsicana, where he received his Associates degree in Criminal Justice. He also worked for the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department before moving to the Hamilton Police Department. When the Hamilton Police Department closed, James went to work for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. James Buster was named “Captain of the Sheriff’s Department” and retired with 25 years of service with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Jim had tremendous pride in protecting and serving the people and communities. After retirement he ran a mail route in Pottsville, TX.
In January 1971, he married Cindy Pruitt. Upon marrying Cindy, he gained a daughter, Tammy Wallace and 1973 they became parents to their son, Christopher Buster. Then on January 22, 1983 he married “BLUE EYES” Lisa Mitchell the LOVE of his life. They became parents to David Buster and Casey Buster Whitehead.
Jim was a Christian man of Faith, a beloved husband, father, brother, Papa, uncle and friend to many. The last few years of his life if you saw Jim (Papa) you saw at least one of his grandchildren if not all of them. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his son, Christopher Buster and wife, Lauren and their two children of Moody, son David Buster and wife, Cynthia and their 3 children of Lubbock; daughter, Casey Whitehead and husband, Todd and their 4 children of Lampasas; step-daughter, Tammy Wallace and husband, Paul of Kingston, OK; sisters, France Grizzle of Mansfield, Christine Grizzle of Hamilton, and Sandy Frost of Dublin; brother, Willie and wife, Shirley of Waxahachie; sister-in-law, Linda Buster of Jonesboro, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa “Mitchell” Buster; parents, Cecil and Edith Buster; brothers, Jack Buster and Teddy Buster; along with three brothers-in-law.
Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of God. -Matthew 5:9