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Bill Herbert Buckner, Sr.

April 23, 1936 - September 25, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date September 27, 2019

Funeral service for Bill Herbert Buckner, Sr., 83 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

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Funeral service for Bill Herbert Buckner, Sr., 83 of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Agent Mallory Martin Chapel in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Buckner Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.
He was born on April 23, 1936 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma to Oleta (Sparks) Buckner and Herbert James “Buck” Buckner and passed away on September 25, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He was married to Shirley Ray (Hickle) Buckner on March 4, 1960 in Buckeye, Arizona. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2019. Mr. Buckner was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a road construction operating engineer. He was a member of Local 428 in Arizona and enjoyed wood turning as a hobby, later in life.

Survivors are:

children: Karen Hofstetter and Jeffrey of Sallisaw, OK, Bill Buckner and Jessica of Sallisaw, OK, Sean Buckner and Stephanie of Sallisaw, OK and Maurine Orton and Everett of Lebanon, OK;

10 grandchildren: Clayton, Ashley, Cole, Connor, Sean, Melissa, Alyssa, Rileigh, Angela and Breann;

9 great grandchildren: Kelsey, Harper, Medley, Kennedye, Beau, Alexis, Aubrey Jo, Misa and Kenny;

2 sisters: Fonda Brookbank of Williams, AZ and Janice Aja of Buckeye, AZ;

numerous other relatives and friends.

Special thanks to his caregiver: Rena Young for taking him through his journey home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and 3 brothers: Bob, Frank and Lonnie Buckner.

Active pallbearers will be Bill Buckner, Jr., William Sean Buckner, Richard Sean Buckner, Mark Watson, Cole Hofstetter and Connor Hofstetter.

Viewing will be 10 am – 8 pm Thursday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK.