John Gilbert Buckles

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John Gilbert Buckles, 94, of Elizabethtown, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown.

He was born Feb. 4, 1924, in Glendale to the late Albert Lee and Eva Owens Buckles. He was a member of Glendale Christian Church, an avid fisherman and retired from the Fort Knox Fire Department with more than 33 years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Leola Druen Buckles; four brothers, Marion, Owen, Robert and Roy; a sister, Evelyn Shelman; and a grandson, Timothy.

He is survived by his son, Robert (Diane) Buckles of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Melissa) Buckles of Erlangen, Germany and Robin ( Robert) Tucker of Versailles; a brother, William (Linda) Buckles of Glendale; two sisters, Molly Jane (Robert) Bell of Louisville and Wanda (Ronnie) Knox of Elizabethtown; and five great-grandchildren, Tylan, Mackenzie and Ella Tucker and Madison and Isabel Buckles.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother Mike Bell officiating. Burial follows in Glendale Christian Cemetery.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and continues at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Alzheimer's Associaton.

Condolences may be expressed at
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Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-2737
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Published in The News-Enterprise on May 10, 2018