Roger enjoyed living at the Lake of the Ozarks and the Five O’clock Friday gatherings with friends and neighbors. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed trap shooting and the annual pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota and Kansas with his son and friends.

Roger J. Buhr, age 74 years, of Camdenton, Mo., formerly of Taos, Mo., passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at his home.

Roger was born July 27, 1943 in St. Louis, Mo. a son of Elmer and Augusta (Voss) Buhr. He was married on June 4, 1966 in St. Joseph, Mo. to Beverly A. Jackson.

Roger was a graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia, Mo. and a graduate of Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg with a bachelors and masters degree in music.

Roger proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

He was passionate about music his entire life and began his professional career as a music teacher in Rockport, Mo., and later taught in Trenton, Mo. and Seneca, Ks.

Roger switched to the construction industry and started Buhr Construction Company for several years in Seneca, Ks. He eventually moved his family to central Missouri in 1988 and began work with Harold G. Butzer, Inc. as a sheet metal worker.

Later in his career, he went onto work with Kingsford Charcoal and co-owned DIMC for several years prior to his retirement on January 1, 2008.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and directed the adult choir. He was a member of the Missouri Trap Shooters Assn., the United Sportsman Club, Ducks Unlimited Linn Chapter, and retired from the Sheet Metal Workers Local 36.

Roger enjoyed living at the Lake of the Ozarks and the Five O’clock Friday gatherings with friends and neighbors. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed trap shooting and the annual pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota and Kansas with his son and friends.

He truly loved bird hunting and always had a good bird dog around the house. He cherished time with family, especially his grandsons, and the years he faithfully committed to the care of Bev.

Survivors include: his wife of fifty-one years, Beverly Buhr; two children: Kimberly Radmacher and her husband Eric of Taos, Mo.; and Steven Buhr and his wife Lisa of Taos, Mo.; six brothers and sisters: Lynn Buhr and his wife Pat of Springdale, Ar.; Harvey Buhr and his wife Betty of Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Carol Fick and her husband Tom of Columbia, Mo.; Jerry Buhr and his significant other; Joan Doerhoff of Jefferson City, Mo.; Stan Buhr and his wife Theresa of Chandler, Az.; and Bill Buhr and his wife Ellen of Lohman, Mo.; brother-in-law, Bill Jackson and his wife Pat; sisters-in-law, Joyce Schneider and her husband Alan; Gail Buhr; and Teresa Buhr; six grandsons, Luke Buhr, Austin Radmacher, Clay Radmacher, Sam Radmacher, Brock Buhr, and Beau Buhr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, James Buhr.

Visitation will be at St. Francis Xavier Church from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, August 27 with a prayer service held at 2:15 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, August 28 at St. Francis Xavier Church with Father Greg Meystrik officiating. Graveside services with military honors will be held at St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Francis Xavier Church, 7319 Route M, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.