Buchanan’s ‘Buttons’ passes away, memorial service this Saturday

Leon McBryde, better known to many as “Buttons,” passed away on June 18. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1990. Last month, the Town of Buchanan lost Leon McBryde, 80, better known to many as Buttons the Clown. A memorial was recently posted to social media by his son, Adam. The memorial explains that McBryde was a man of many talents who enjoyed pursuing a variety of careers. He was a Green Beret in the Army, ran a Putt-Putt golf course, and then attended Ringling Brothers Clown College. McBryde then had the time of his...

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