Bobert Buckner

Robert Buckner

Marshall - Robert Lee Buckner, 82, of Marshall, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012.

Mr. Buckner was born July 9, 1930 in Madison County and was a lifetime resident of the area. He was a local farmer and a member of North Fork Missionary Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Neta Davis Buckner; his first wife, Hazel Jean Worley Buckner (1994); sister, Loveda Worley (Dewey); brothers, Leonard and Clarence Buckner; and his grandson Eric Parham.

Surviving are his wife Lillian Smith Snelson Buckner; Children; Judy Ball (Jackie), Ricky Buckner (Shirley), Pam Riddle (Dennis), all of Marshall and Sandra Parham (Dan) of Leicester. Mr. Buckner was the loving grandfather of 10, and loving great grandfather of 13.

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Home, with Reverends Gary Fender and Randy Burrell officiating. Burial will follow in Aler Worley Cemetery on Big Pine with his grandsons serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday (TONIGHT) at the funeral home.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 19, 2012