BUCKNER, DAVID M. JR., 88, of Louisville, died at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield, IN, July 18, 2013.
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He was born March 13, 1925 in Bonneville, KY. He lived most of his life in Louisville, KY. He was a World War II Veteran, and later joined the Merchant Marines, for whom he was an engineer on ships he sailed around the world. He was a graduate of the University of Louisville and continued his education there until he was 70 years old. He was a member Masonic Lodge #862. He loved life and his family. We will miss his wisdom, humor and good times together.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mack and Gertrude Buckner; his first wife, Dottie Bowles Buckner; and brothers, Jim and Bill Buckner.
He is survived by his wife, Helen (Fletcher) Buckner; step-children, Anna Petty (Jeff), Becky Eickleyberry, Debbi Springer (Steve), Diane Sweeney, Mark Malson, (Anna) and David Hart (Dixie); sisters, Genie Heckman (Ray) and Maggie Oester (Ken); sister-in-law, Betty Buckner; 13 step-grandchildren and 24 step great-grandchildren.
His service will be 12 Noon Wednesday at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday 3-8 p.m. and Wednesday after 10am until the service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Hospice Unit c/o Hancock Regional Hospital, 801 N. State St., Greenfield, IN 46140.
Published in The Courier-Journal on July 21, 2013
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