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Of Gainesville, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the Novant Health Prince William Medical Center.
Jim was born on October 1, 1937, in Washington, DC, the son of the late Andrew Thomas and Carrie Jane (Tippett) Buckler, Sr. Jim retired as a Director of Information Systems Division for the Navy Federal Credit Union. Jim served in the United States Air National Guard. He enjoyed Civil War History, Genealogy and travel. He had the ability to make everyone laugh and feel comfortable around him.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Irma Lorene (Jennings) Buckler; and siblings, Andrew Thomas Buckler, Jr. and Marietta Ann Buckler Silverman.
Survivors include his wife, Frances H. Buckler; two daughters, Brenda Sue Davis (Ted) of Tampa, Florida, Rebecca Lynn Spackman (David) of Melbourne, Australia; two step-sons, Gene Hickman (Eileen) of Charlotte, North Carolina and Robert Hickman of Los Angeles, California; four grandchildren, Kristin Lorene Dine, James William Davis, Cole David Spackman and Marlo Simone Spackman; six step-grandchildren, Lindsay Hickman, Brad Hickman, Casey Hickman, Joshua Hickman, Zachary Hickman and Benjamin Hickman; three brothers, William Marcellus Buckler of Lawton, Oklahoma, Lewis Richard Buckler (Shirley) of King George, Virginia and Ray Dennis Buckler (Ann Marie) of Pomfret, Maryland.
Services were previously held. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to one of the following charities: or American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2017
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