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Jackie Dean "Jack" Buckles

March 15, 1936 — June 12, 2020

Jackie Dean “Jack” Buckles, age 84, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Friday, June 12, 2020, at his home.  He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1994 in Abingdon.  He was a longtime employee of Jewell Coal and Coke and later worked in maintenance at Virginia Intermont College.  Jack enjoyed his time as an active member of the Iron Mountain Tractor Club. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Coy Buckles and Ruby Dye Buckles; and his wife of 58 years, Ival “Christine” Coleman Buckles.

He is survived by three daughters: Deborah Leonard and husband, Edward, of Vansant, Va.; Selena Buckles and husband, Jackie Poston, of Abingdon, Va.; and Jackie Lockhart and husband, Steve, of Rosedale, Va.; sister, Bonnie Lester of Abingdon, Va.;  two grandchildren, Summer Rhodes and husband, Warren, of Richmond, Va. and Stevie Prater and husband, Jason, of Greensboro, Penn.; great grandson, Miles Edward Prater; and a nephew, Terry Endicott and wife, Barbara, of Blacksburg, S.C.    

A graveside service will be held at Forest Hills Memory Gardens on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. with Minister Ron Musick officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the Virginia National Guard and Highlands Veterans Honor Guard.  Edward Leonard, Steve Lockhart, Jackie Poston, Warren Rhodes, and Jason Prater will serve as pallbearers.    

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Post 1994, P.O. Box 2105, Abingdon, VA 24212. 

Those wishing to share memories, express sympathy or order “Hugs from Home” online may do so by visiting  The family of Jackie Dean “Jack” Buckles is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, VA 24210 (276-623-2700).
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210

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