He was born April 10, 1937, received his B.S. in Secondary Education from Alabama State University, MAT degree in Teaching Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ed.S. from the University of Colorado in Boulder.
He is married to Virgia Buskey.
A retired School Administrator from E.S. Chastang Middle School, Representative Buskey serves as and organization and director of the Franklin Memorial Clinic and an organizer and former director of the Commonwealth National Bank.
He is also a member of the Aimwell Baptist Church, the Local, State, and National Education Associations, the Alabama Democratic Conference, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.