12/10/13 — James Robert Buckler Sr., 76, of Carter Cave Road in Olive Hill, passed away Thursday evening, Dec. 5, 2013, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 20, 1937, in Carter County, a son of the late Roy J. Buckler Sr. and Bertha Kitchen Buckler.
James was of the Freewill Baptist faith having accepted the Lord as his personal savior in 1969. He was employed by Ingersol Humphries Borg Warner in Mansfield, Ohio, for 20 years, and then retired from Gorman Rupp Industries. He enjoyed gardening, working in his flowers, cars and spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Elsie Dailey Buckler and Kathy Tackett Buckler; two brothers, Larry Buckler and Roy Buckler; two sisters, Marjorie Stacy and Thelma Bloomfield; and a special brother-in-law, Walter Webb.
James is survived by one son, James Robert Buckler Jr. of Olive Hill; one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Dennis McNary of Mansfield, Ohio; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Eileen Buckler of Olive Hill; eight sisters and three brothers-in-law, Zelma Quillen of Crestline, Ohio, Edna Childers of Rush, Bonnie and Manuel Bowling of Olive Hill, Donna Webb of Olive Hill, Norma and Ronald Giddings of Laurel, Ind., Shirley Janosik of Mattoon, Ill., Clara and Dick Morgan of Crestline, Ohio, and Kathleen Conn of Niles, Ohio; a sister-in-law and her husband, Nadine and Richard Stallard of Olive Hill; a brother-in-law, Jerry Jarvis; and special friends, Clayton and Faye Middleton and Edna Middleton, all of Olive Hill. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill with the Rev. Jonathan McNary and the Rev. O. Douglas Tackett officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Olive Hill.
Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, and until the service hour Thursday at Globe Funeral Chapel, 17277 West US Highway 60, Olive Hill, KY 41164.
James Buckler Jr., Jonathan McNary, Christopher McNary, Nathaniel McNary, Donald Buckler Jr., Gregory Buckler, Ronald Giddings and Clayton Middleton will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Stallard and Donald Buckler Sr.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.