Donald L. Buckner, 80, Agency, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 12, 1934 to Glenn and Alice (Laderer) Buckner in Mound City. He married Meryldee Sparks on May 1, 1954. She survives of the home.
Donald was an avid painter and photographer, fisherman, gardener and lover of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Gregory Buckner.
Additional survivors include daughters, Sherry Buckner-Rother (George), Olympia, Wash., Christina Witherington (Dean), Kimberling City, Mo., and Judy Burt, Conway, Ark.; son, Michael Buckner (Kelley), Beaumont, Texas; grandchildren, Evan and Andrew Brickell, Jessica, Rachel, Kate, Francesca and Lucas Buckner, Sarah Gray (Mark), Geoff Tucker (Claire) Daniel Burt (Amanda); 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Barrett, Iola, Glenna Leibold, Le Roy, and Betty Otto, Towanda.
Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.
Don died due to pneumonia. He always said he didn’t want anyone sitting on his shirttails when his time was up so we had to let him go. We did exactly everything he wanted, have no funeral. Our children and their families (21) were together for a dinner of food, wine, remembering, laughing, celebrating his life. He was loved.
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