WALTER BUCKLEY

Died: Sat., Apr. 3, 2021


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Apr. 12, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Mon., Apr. 12, 2021
Location: Stuart Mortuary Chapel


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Walter Buckley was born June 13, 1945 in Darling, Mississippi to Ira and Birtha Buckley. He graduated from Quitman County High School and attended Coahoma Junior College in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Walter later joined the Army in 1967 and was deployed to the Vietnam War.  While in the Army he received the  National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 campaign Stars and 1 Overseas Service Bar.  Walter was married to Gaynell for over 18 years and had three beautiful children: twins Jennifer and Jeffrey and eldest son Tim.

Walter married Sharon in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 15, 2009 and gained 3 additional children. Walter and Sharon enjoyed going to the casino together and doing projects around the house.  You would see them out to dinner on a Friday night with their matching outfits. They were inseparable.

Walter retired from Union Carbide and later worked as a general contractor on several rental properties. Walter enjoyed renovating properties and his interests outside of work included spending time with family, listening to jazz music and spending time at the casino.  He also enjoyed watching old war and western movies on television. Walter spent quality time with his many relatives which bought him great happiness and comfort throughout his life and during his illness. His smile and kindness were always a welcomed and comforting sight to others.  He was truly an amazing and blessed man.

Walter Buckley left us on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 75, in Avon, Indiana.  He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Buckley; mother, Birtha Buckley; sister, Mary Ella Weathersby; and brothers, John and Frank Buckley.

Walter Buckley is survived by his wife, Sharon Buckley; three sons, Tim (Crystal) Buckley, Jeff Buckley, Darnell (Kionde) Beard; three daughters, Jennifer (Ken) Hederington, Lynise Beard, Lynda (Albert) Weathers, 16 grandchildren, Timone, Whitney, Amber, Rachel, Shanell, Shanay, Jasmine,  Paisley, Timmy, Alijah, Raylen, Ramiyah, Alani, Future, Langston and Yara; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Mattie (Robert) Tapley, Ivery Buckley, Jimmie (Letha) Buckley, Thelma Rockett, James (Elaine) Buckley, Ella Lomax, Otis Buckley, Lillie (Jimmy)  Coleman,  Martha (Anthony) Cody, Earnestine (Arthur) Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

 

 

 

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Jean Holland
   Posted Thu April 08, 2021

Exotic Fireside was sent by Alma Buckley and Family.


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