Boyd Vernon Buckwell (1923 - 2013)

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Boyd Vernon Buckwell

Rockwell, NC

Mr. Boyd Vernon Buckwell, 89, formerly of Greenville, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born on September 25, 1923 in Cabarrus County, he was the son of the late Martin and Ollie Safrit Buckwell. A 1946 graduate of China Grove High School, he was a member of Organ Lutheran Church. Mr. Buckwell was a destroyer sailor during WWII and served his country proudly. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty Brown Buckwell; daughters, Bonita Buckwell Miller (Raymond) of China Grove and Betina Buckwell Adams (Jeffrey) of Chesapeake, Va. He had 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be on Saturday at 11:00 at Organ Lutheran Church, with Rev. Carlin Ours, minister. Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146. Online condolences may be made to the family at


Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 16, 2013
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