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Frederick Jackson (Jack) Buckelew

1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
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Frederick (Jack) Jackson Buckelew

Pace, FL

Frederick (Jack) Jackson Buckelew of Pace, FL passed away Tuesday, April 15th after a brief battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully at home with his son and daughter by his side.

Jack was born at the Hercules Camp in Hattiesburg, MS on January 13, 1938 to Mildred Montgomery Buckelew and Cameron Frederick Buckelew.

He graduated with a BS and MS from the University of Southern Mississippi and started his long career in education in 1959. He taught for many years in the Richton and Hattiesburg school systems. In 1969, he moved his family from Hattiesburg to Milton and worked at Pensacola Junior College as a counselor from 1969-1999.

He is survived by his two children, Eric Buckelew (Karen) of Gulf Breeze, Sidney Gill (Greg) of Pace, grandchildren Cameron and Caroline Gill, sister Mary Sue Lott (Bob) of Birmingham, AL, brother Bill Buckalew of Bogalusa, LA, several nieces and nephews and their families, special friend and mother of his children, Betty Arledge Greco of Pace, FL, and lifelong friend Geraldine Hart Simmons of Hattiesburg, MS.

Per Jack's request, no services will be held. He was a wonderful father and friend. He will be greatly missed.

Special thank you to Covenant Hospice for their guidance, kindness and compassion and a very special thank you to Roxanne and Cindy.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice or the National Audubon Society.

Published in the Hattiesburg American on Apr. 18, 2014
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