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 www.dawson-wikoff.com.
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.