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Stephen Lee Buckles


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Stephen Lee Buckles Obituary
STEPHEN LEE "SKIP" BUCKLES

Age 69, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2017 at his home in Highland, CA. Born on November 24, 1947, in St. Louis, MO, Skip moved with his family to Pittsburg, KS; he graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1966. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served as a Crew Chief in Vietnam on the C-7A Caribou, resupplying fighting forces in-country. Skip completed his Air Force career as a Staff Sergeant at Norton AFB in San Bernardino, CA, where he was honorably discharged in December of 1970. Skip was very proud of his service to his country. After his military service, he worked as an auto mechanic for 18 years. He was also a 'Rascal' Bartender at The Elbow Bend/Brass Key Bar in Highland, CA, for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents James L. Sr. and Patricia (Hunt) Buckles; his brother, James L. Buckles, Jr., and his stepmother Marjorie Buckles.
He is survived by his brother Rick (Debbie) Buckles of Oklahoma City, OK; sisters Robyn (Kelly) Hart of Fairway, KS; and Kim Geier of Colorado Springs, CO; two nephews and one niece. Skip is also survived by his best friend. Dr. Mike Myers of San Bernardino, CA.
Skip will be deeply missed by his family and his many friends. RIP Brother.
A Committal Services will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 10:45 a.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518. A celebration of Skip's life will be held at American Legion, Post 421, 28309 Highland Ave., Highland, CA from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services are entrusted to Bobbitt Memorial Chapel, San Bernardino, CA. To leave a condolence on Skip's Memorial Page,
please visit www.bobbittchapel.com
Published in Press-Enterprise on July 30, 2017
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