Buddy Shaine Graf, 33, Great Bend, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at the University of Kansas Health Systems of Great Bend, Kansas.

He was born Aug. 15, 1985 in Dodge City the son of Vonda K. Cox. In 2004 he graduated from Jennings High School. He enjoyed helping people while working as a CNA and working with youth at the Larned Juvenile Correction Facility. He was a jack of all trades and liked to joke around and make people smile. His hobbies included fishing, four-wheeling, being at the lake, target shooting, listening to music, and shooting pool. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his children.

Survivors include Katie Baker and children Kalee Bryant, Gage Graf, Kade Graf, and Madeline Graf, all of Great Bend; a sister, Nakita Robinson of Selinsgrove, Pa.; a brother; James Graf, Larned; step-father Dwayne “Cope” Tucker, Sedgwick; and a niece Kadynce Robinson, Selinsgrove, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his mother Vonda K. Vacura and his grandparents.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays. Family will receive friends from 1:15 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested for his children. Condolences and memories can by left at www.haysmemorial.com.