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Harlan L. Buckner | 1927-2018

Published Saturday, October 6, 2018
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Harlan L. Buckner

Harlan L. Buckner, 90, of Chico, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Decatur.

Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Hawkins Funeral Home in Bridgeport with the Rev. Gary Demmitt officiating. Burial will follow at Cumby Cemetery.

Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Curtis Buckner, Jarrett Wilson, Wilford Buckner, Jeff Buckner, Mark Buckner and Todd Buckner.

Honorary pallbearers are Wes Fletcher and Chaz Stewart.

Harlan was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Park Springs to Luther Lee and Beulah (Harriott) Buckner. He married Helen Sheppard March 21, 1953, in Denton. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bridgeport.

Harlan served his country as a corporal in the United States Army. He was a farmer and raised cattle and horses and attended rodeos. Harlan played the guitar and was a member of the Buckner Band.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years; sisters Reba Jo Buckner and Margie Buckner-Brown; and brother Marshall Buckner.

He is survived by his daughter, Jan Fletcher and husband, Craig, of Lebanon, Tenn.; son Randel Buckner and wife, Delinda, of Chico; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers Calvin Buckner, Kenneth Buckner and G.A. Buckner, all of Chico; and sister Dorothy “Dottie” Vanarsdale of Florida.

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