Fredrick Leon (Fred) Buckner

Friday, May 18, 2018

Fredrick Leon (Fred) Buckner, 84, Nevada, passed away suddenly at his home in Nevada on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Fred was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Richards, to George W. and Addie May (Ellifrits) Buckner. He married Clara Hamlett on March 19, 1964, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 1999.

Fred served in the National Guard from 1952 until 1954. He worked at Joe Adams Distributing in Nevada for many years until the business closed, and also at McDonald’s for several years.

He is survived by three daughters, Connie Grant and her husband Phil, Wichita, Kan., Chrystal Anson, Nevada, and Gail Alan, Joplin; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Evertt Buckner and his wife Mary Jane, Nevada, Raymond Buckner and his wife Mary, Sheldon, and Stanley Buckner and his wife Linda, Lawrence, Kan. He was preceded in death by four sisters, (infant) Elly Buckner, Dorothy Buckner, Erma Allen and Betty Buckner; and one brother, James Buckner.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 21, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. Interment will follow in Richland Cemetery, Richards. The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Vernon County Cancer Relief in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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