Ernest F. Buss, 85, of Tulsa, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 in Owasso, Okla.

Born on June 24, 1931 in Shoal Creek, he was the fifth of nine children born to Joseph and Rose (Engel) Buss. After graduating from Subiaco Academy he served in the Air Force, stationed in Newfoundland. After his service, he moved to Tulsa and worked in sales until retirement. Ernest devoted his life to his friends and large family.

Ernest was preceded in death by three brothers, Bill, John and Robert Buss, and one sister, Sophia Buss, all of Tulsa.

He is survived by four sisters, Rosemary Wilson and Cathy Marks of Tulsa, Okla., Margie Phillips of Paris and Dorothy Schwartz of Shoal Bay, and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing is at Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, in downtown Tulsa, Okla., from noon until 7 p.m. with 7 p.m. Rosary, on Tuesday, April 4. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, at St. Francis Xavier Church Tulsa. Interment follows at Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, also in Tulsa.