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tobby Buhs

DECATUR -- Tobby Joseph “TJ” Buhs, 22, of Decatur, IL passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. A service of remembrance honoring TJ’s life will follow at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

TJ was born November 17, 1995, in Peoria, IL the son of Tobby F. and Tammy ((Lawson) Buhs. He was a 2014 graduate of Cerro Gordo High School. He worked as a traveling diesel mechanic for Area Disposal. TJ had a passion for fishing, working on cars, and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. He enjoyed playing pool and darts. He also loved his black lab: Axel.

Surviving are his father: Tobby Buhs and his fiance: Faith Wilson of Cerro Gordo; mother: Tammy Whitehouse and her husband Todd of Canton, IL; sister: Larissa Lumpkin and her husband Dustin of South Pekin, IL; step brother: Quentin Whitehouse and Vinny Whitehouse; step-sister: Tori Whitehouse; Faith’s children: Tyler, Connor, and Ashley Wilson; paternal grandparents: Jr. and Cheryl Buhs of Peoria; maternal grandparents: Paul and Veronica Lawson of Pekin, IL; paternal great-grandfather: Oliver Buhs Sr. of Peoria; aunts and uncles: Darcy and Bob Humphrey of East Peoria, Angie and Jeff Guppy of Hannah City, IL and Connie and Kent Powell of Lebanon, NH; nephews and nieces: Jace Lumpkin, Jayden Lumpkin,; cousins: Destiny Powell and Faith Powell of Lebanon, NH and Travis Bowers of Elmwood, IL.

TJ was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandmother and his maternal great-grandparents.


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