Lawrence E. Buckner was born 83 years ago in Columbus, GA to the union of Mr. .James T. & Mrs. Susie Buckner-and was 2nd, of 10 children-only to be preceded in death by two brothers: Ralph Buckner and Marvin Buckner(Columbus, GA). He was a graduate of Spencer High School and shortly after, joined the United States Airforce and was a Fabrication Specialist-repairing B-52s and fighter-jets. His military career took him allover the globe-Germany, Spain ,Italy, France, Turkey-and even 18months in Vietnam(you’d be amazed by some of the stories!). After serving 28yrs, he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.
Lawrence Buckner was BIG on education and went on to Merced College and earned a degree as an Electrician. He had been a stone/brick mason by family trade and
became one the BEST known contractors in California; many of our towns structures and homes wouldn’t be operational if weren’t for him. Larry also enjoyed traveling, playing dominoes, and listening to music. He loved Fishing and his family, most of all, though. He also REALLY believed in the importance of breakfast! You could ALWAYS find him at ANY local Denny’s. And You could ALWAYS COUNT on Mr. B
Lawrence Buckner was a GIVER: Giving time to the community( whether by helping with rides or organizing for local water), helping the homeless/less-fortunate with food or housing. He leaves behind a legacy of love and SERVITUDE .
On June 6,2021 in the presence and comfort of his daughter Brenda, he passed-on to be reunited with his Beloved wife, Clora-Mae and their young son, Ralph Buckner.
To cherish his memory, he leaves behind his siblings: Dorothy Lucious (Columbus, GA), Vera Gladden(Columbus,GA), Beverly Joyce Rodgers(Columbus, GA), Muriel Walker (Chicago, IL), Marion “Bay”Bullock (Chicago, IL),Iris Jessie(Atlanta, GA),Marcia(Liz)Parham(Seale,AL) and baby brother Stanley Buckner(Columbus, GA). Plus an unofficial Buckner-brother: Ben Harrow. To Carry on his LEGACY he leaves behind his 4Children(Kenny Buckner,Sr., Traven V.Buckner, Brenda Buckner-Green & Reginald Buckner of California), 15 Grandchildren: Kenny Buckner Jr, Kamron Buckner, Swann Glenn(Board) Breeyonna Buckner,Keenan Buckner,Keelan Buckner, Mackenzie Buckner,Xayvier Lawrence Buckner, Shavonne Buckner, Marcel Williams, Clorissa Buckner, Arianah Buckner,and E.J.Buckner- as well as 8 great-grandchildren!
We appreciate all of you and thank you for all of the love and kindness during this very difficult time.
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