Lonnie H. Buckles, 91, returned to his heavenly home on September 25, 2020 after a short battle with illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. Lonnie was born on September 25, 1929 in Roxie Mississippi to Otis and Lucy Buckles (Hutchins). He attended school in Mississippi through the 8th grade and then later attended Lee Bible College where he met his wife of 62 years, Betty J. Buckles (Bashlor). Lonnie was a Korean War Veteran. He served with the 5th Armed Division Camp 7504 HG&SVC Co. APO 174. Lonnie honorably served his country from 1946-1949. He was a minister and deeply loved his lord and savior. He had a great passion for sharing Gods love to all. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Otis and Lucy Buckles, his wife, Betty Bashlor Buckles, his son, Daniel Howard Buckles, his son-in-law, Gary D. Stone, 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
Survivors include his sons, David Buckles (Linda) of Wichita Falls, Texas, John M. Buckles of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Paul A. Buckles (Debbie) of Hereford, Arizona, Ronald D. Buckles of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Stephen Buckles (Hope) of Tucson, Arizona, his daughters, Rebecca Stone of Clarksville, Indiana, Ruth Zapp (Mark) of Greenville, Indiana and his sisters, Alice Buckles of Meadville, Mississippi, Clara Ann Holland of Meadville, Mississippi and Judy Carter of Bude Mississippi. Lonnie also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the Church of the Open Door (1221 Silver Street New Albany, Indiana 47150) with interment to follow at Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. The funeral service will be by invitation only. The service will be live streamed via the church at Http://nathanbryantministries.com/live-stream/.
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