Carl Hobart Buckland, age 91, of Morganton, North Carolina passed away into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Carolina Healthcare System-Blue Ridge. A native of Fayette County, West Virginia, Carl was born on May 10, 1927 to the late Cyrus and Laura McGhee Buckland.
Carl attended Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church and retired from General Motors following thirty years of service. He was a United States Army-Air Force Veteran. He loved reading his Bible and playing guitar. He was a loving father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Virginia “Peepsie” Grimmett Buckland; five children, Dan Buckland (Anne), Doug Buckland (Laura), Steven Buckland (Jeanne), Sharon Blanton (Michael) and Valarie McKee (Brian) and two brothers, Oather Buckland (Dearlane) and Roy Buckland (Peggy). Also surviving Carl are six grandchildren, Spencer, Macy, Garrett, Nicole, Micah and Brady along with numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will take place on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Gibbs Chapel Wesleyan Church with Reverend Chris Uren officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment with military honors will take place following the service in the church cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers are, Spencer McKee, Garrett McKee, Travis Blanton, Douglas Cook, Alfred Reece and Micah Blanton.
Flowers are accepted and appreciated, but those wishing to make a donation in Carl’s memory are asked to consider, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Post Office Box 50, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-0050.
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