Obituary of Joe Buckner ~ 2008
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Joe Buckner, age 74 of Old Fort passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 16, 2008 at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Joe was born on May 22, 1934 to the late George Truitt Buckner and Julie Ann Bean Buckner. He attended Sunny View Freewill Baptist Church and will be remembered by his family and friends as a very special person and especially as one who truly loved the Lord.
Surviving him are three brothers, Dan, Hugh and Sam Buckner, all of Old Fort; three sisters, Mae McKinney and Pat Dotson, both of Old Fort and Janet Moore of Marion; a number of nieces and nephews; and special friends Charles Cordell and Becky Walker.
A funeral service was held on Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Sunny View Freewill Baptist Church with Revs. Danny Smith and Lattie Slagle officiating. The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial was in Cherry Springs Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the McDowell County Senior Center c/o the Old Fort Meals on Wheels Program at PO Box 338 Marion, NC 28752. Westmoreland Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday August 20, 2008 Volume 14 # 33
Associated names: Buckner, Bean, McKinney, Dotson, Moore, Cordell, Walker