|Birth: ||Feb. 23, 1947|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2013|
Kenneth M. Buckler, age 65, passed away Jan. 5, 2013, in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Kenneth was born Feb. 23, 1947, in Burlington, Ky., the son of the late James and Lucille (Stephens) Buckler. He married Dorothy Travis on May 29, 1969, and she survives.
Kenneth graduated from Oak Hill High School in 1965. He was a CNC programmer at DANA for over 40 years. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the U.S. Army 1st Air Calvary as an E-5 Buck Sergeant. Honors received during his service include bronze star medal, air medal, national defense service medal, Vietnam service medal, and combat infantry badge. He was also a member of the Sweetser Fire Department for 25 years and an EMT.
Kenneth loved to fish, and he raised horses. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and enjoyed taking them fishing.
Survivors include, wife, Dorothy Travis Buckler, Amboy; two sons, James Buckler, Sweetser, and Jesse (Cathy) Buckler, Kimmell; daughter, Kristina (David) Brown, Huntington; two brothers, Larry (Sharon) Buckler, Florida, and Gary (Sandy) Buckler, Sweetser; 10 grandchildren, Kelly, Kayla, Luke, Maria, Aaron, Samuel, Matthew, Ashley, Roxy and Wila.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Dean Brown.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in Raven-Choate Funeral Home, 1202 Kem Road, with Pastor Shawn Easterling from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the funeral home.
James D. Buckler (1923 - 1970)
Matilda Lucille Buckler (1924 - 1986)
Note: Plot: B751 Sp 5-A
Grant Memorial Park
Created by: Shirley Cates Teal
Record added: Jan 05, 2013
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