Buckner died Thursday, October 1, 2009, at his residence in Hopkinsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Morris & Lillian Joyce (Scheider) Buckner II.
He is survived by his life partner Frank Wright, Hopkinsville, two sisters, Shelley Hedwall of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Melanye Francisco of Hermitage, Tenn. and one brother, Barney Francisco of Luttrell, Tenn.
Memorial contributions can be made to William “Buck” Buckner Memorial Fund P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, KY 42211. On line condolences can be left at www.goodwinfuneralhomeonline.com.