NORMAN — David “Buzz Barton” Wolf, 71, passed away in his sleep Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Washington Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his grandson, Travis. Arrangements are by Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.
He was born Aug. 9, 1941, to J.W. Wolf and Maxine Kinzer Littlefield.
David was better known as Buzz Barton, a name that was selected by his grandmother just prior to signing on in 1972 at WNAD (the name “Buzz Barton” had been used as an alias by David's father J.W. in his younger days). Buzz was a much loved, central Oklahoma radio personality, working at KOMA, KXY, and WNAD just to name a few. For years, in the Oklahoma City radio market people began their day with “Buzzin Buzz your kissin Cuz”. Early in his career Buzz was able to star alongside Tim Holt in the Movie “This Stuff'll Kill Ya!” directed by Hershchell Gordon Lewis. He wrote and recorded a record titled “Old Man's Dream” at Carl and Bob's music store in Norman.
David enjoyed fishing, his family and music; he was always delighted to track through a new album listening for the next big hit. A quote that was often heard in David's later years was “If I knew I was going to live this long I'd of taken better care of myself” while it was followed by laughter, he also knew it to be true.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.W. Wolf and Maxine Kinzer Littlefield and his grandson, Travis Sanders.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 51 years Louise; Children, Debbie Stockton, David and wife Cynthia Wolf, Kimberly and husband Lloyd Sanders; eight grandchildren Caleb B. Sanders, Katherine Louise Wolf, Justin Baker, Lori Baker, Zack Stockton, Cody Stockton, Charla Baker, Tara Baker Clerc and numerous great grandchildren.
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