Bernard T. “Buddy” Kues

RAINSWOOD—Bernard Temple “Buddy” Kues, 82, of Rainswood left this world to be with his heavenly father on Saturday, November 20, 2021, after a short illness.

 He was predeceased by his parents, Charles F. and Ida E. Schools Kues, and a brother, Charles E. Kues Sr. A sister, Virginia Kues “Biddi” Nixon of Delaware, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, joining her two brothers and parents in heaven.

 Buddy is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Charlotte Anne Mitchell Kues; five children, Dennis Howard (Lillian) of Heathsville, Anne Temple Kues Lopez-Buitrago (Alexis) of Silver Spring, Md., Robert Michael (Debbie) of Heathsville, Christopher Neal (Brandy) of Newland and Dawn Virginia Kues of Burgess; eight grandchildren, Kendall Lopez-Buitrago (Mika) of Rockville, Md., Zach Kues (Amanda) of Heathsville, Garrett Lopez-Buitrigo of Baltimore, Md., Rebecca Kues of Williamsburg, Ryan Douglas of Rainswood, Karter and Owen Kues of Newland and Ryleigh Douglas of Rainswood; three great-grandchildren, Payton and Skylar Lopez-Buitrago of Rockville, and Lily Faith Kues of Heathsville; nephews, Charles Edward “Eddie” Kues Jr. (Terry), and Jessie “Gregg” (Kim) Kues, both of North Carolina, and Roger (Carolyn) Nixon of Chester; and many great-nieces and nephews.

 Buddy was born July 9, 1939, in Irvington. Graduating from Kilmarnock High School, Buddy went on to work at the shipyard in Newport News to later being a deputy for Hampton Police Department as well as Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department; to being a lifelong self-employed builder and contractor. Buddy loved working on homes. He built many homes during his career as a builder/contractor, his current home in Rainswood, as well as the home in Sherwood Forrest in Reedville, to name a few.

He is believed to be sitting in heaven now drinking coffee and drawing up plans to build something beautiful with his friends Ron Herring, David Stevens, Robert Henry Thrift and Bill Reinholtz whom he cherished dearly.

A celebration of life is planned for a later date.

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Buddy’s memory to The Boy Scouts in honor of his dedication and passion to scouting. Troop 333, P.O. Box 1491, Warsaw, VA 22572 (to help send boys to camp); to St. Jude Hospital (go to; or to Hospice of Virginia, 1328 Tappahannock Boulevard, Tappahannock, VA 22560. We would not have been able to get through this without them! Thank You!