Peabody – Brent Dale Buller, 21, died May 7, 2018 at St. Luke Hospital in Marion. He was born August 30, 1996 to Dale and Sheila (Philpott) Buller in Newton. Survivors include: parents, Dale Buller of Florence, Sheila (Rob) Metcalf of Herington; brothers, Eric (Kayla) Buller of Cheyenne, WY, Grant Buller (Reese Fauser) of Kansas City, KS. Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Peabody United Methodist Church. Interment at Prairie Lawn Cemetery of Peabody. Family will receive guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Peabody United Methodist Church. Memorials to Peabody Methodist Church or Peabody Basketball program in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch taken from the Funeral bulletin
Brent Dale Buller entered this life on Friday, August 30th, 1996. He was born in Newton, Kansas to his parents, Dale Buller and Sheila Metcalf and had two brothers, Eric and Grant who were his best buddies. Brent started his life with a bang. He had many, many health issues from birth with many of them continuing throughout his life. One of those health issues was his heart. He was born with congenital heart disease and although he had heart surgery at the age of two weeks, his heart would always be a concern and that heart was big and mighty, but could not sustain him forever. On Monday evening, May 7th Brent’s heart was too worn out to carry him on. That vibrant and happy young man, that everyone who met him loved, went to be with his heavenly father leaving an abundance of pain behind. He was “ the miracle child,” not supposed to live even long enough to come home from the hospital, yet lived almost 22 years. And as he parted this life, part of him will continue on as he was able to be an organ donor. They were able to harvest many parts of his body that will save or help others who are in pain.
Brent was always both cautious and conscious of his own health risks but he didn’t let them define him, get in his way or even dwell on them. Of course, you would never see him without his hearing aids, and not too often without his glasses and he was hard to understand quite often, but those things weren’t who he was, they were just part of him.
Brent had many passions in his life, to name just a few, family and friends were probably number one. His second passion was basketball. Even as a short little guy, he could shoot with the best and almost all of his spare time was spent shooting baskets for hours and hours. He wore out a few basketballs bouncing them over the gravel that was under his goal area. Another passion was his faith. Even at a very young age when most don’t understand what real Christian faith is, Brent did. His family would often find him kneeling by his bed, or kneeling in a window praying, and of course he always had to be the one to say the blessing at mealtime. Brent loved the farm life and anything to do with farming from working cattle to helping with harvest and he wanted so badly to be a farmer and be just like his dad who was his best buddy and companion in the world.
As we are all gathered here today, celebrate him. Celebrate that in heaven he is without any disabilities and he is having the time of his life with his God and with those special people he knew that went before him. Life and death both are something to celebrate. Celebrate for Brent today and celebrate the lives around you. Each day is never promised and those little things you do each day will become your memories of tomorrow. He touched a lot of lives. Live by example and touch a life in his honor.