Louise Buckner


Louise M. Buckner, 97, of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. 

She was born on March 16, 1921, to the late Jack and Lizzie McCarter. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cleveland.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, telling jokes, quilting, gardening, travel, Florida flea markets, eating out, playing dominos and Aggravation and spending her winters in Florida. 

In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Dorothy Jo Buckner; husband, Frank Buckner; brother, Glen McCarter; sister, Nettie Watson; and son-in-law, Bobby Rice.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory two sons, Bobby Buckner (Sonya) of Lenoir City, and Jimmy Buckner (Kaye) of Cleveland; daughter, caregiver, best friend, and travel buddy, Faye Rice of Cleveland; three grandsons, Lynn Rice of Cleveland, Todd Buckner of Cleveland, and Greg Buckner (Rachel) of Lenoir City; granddaughter, Shelley Buckner of Lenoir City; five great-grandsons: Robby and Jackson Rice of Cleveland, Logan Buckner of Lenoir City, Grant Sartin of Lenoir City and Brett Buckner; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Buckner of Lenoir City; a very special sister, Agnes Withrow (Mrs. Pat) of Cleveland; and niece, Eva Tippens.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Companion Funeral Home and Cremation Service Chapel.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at with the Rev. Jim Gibson officiating.  

Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with Calvin Withrow, Tommy Withrow, Logan Buckner, Gregg Buckner, Grant Sartin, and Scott Wallace serving as pallbearers. 

 You are invited to share a personal memory of Louise, or your condolences with her family, at her online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com


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