Clyde Allen Buckner, 83, of Candler, died on June 2, 2016, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Buckner was born on November 11, 1932, in Buncombe Co. to the late Cora Buckner Roberts Stevens, and he was married to Joan Norris Buckner, who died on July 12, 2014. He served in the Army in the Military Police. During his tour, he witnessed Hydrogen bomb tests in New Mexico. While working at Stoney Knob Grocery in Weaverville and Candler Supermarket, he became known as the "Sausage Man." He is survived by daughters, Karen Bowen (husband Jeff) and Kathleen Miller; sons, Jeff Buckner (wife Wanda) and Mike Buckner (wife Kathy); grandchildren, John, Ryan, Laura, Matthew, MacKenzie, Dalton and Emily; and great-grandson Austin. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Bryan Buchanan officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Pisgah View Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sunrise Baptist Church, 419 Deaverview Rd., Asheville, NC 28816, or to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Karen, Ryan and family,
    we are so very sorry for your loss. praying for comfort for all the family.
    Steve and Sandra Young and Megan O’Kelley

  2. My sympathy to the Buckner Family. I’m sure Mr. Buckner was a wonderful
    husband and father. I wish I had known him better. God bless and give you strength in this time of sorrow.

  3. Dear Buckner family,
    Very sorry for your loss, but Heaven’s gain. He was a great man.
    He and Mrs Joan were certainly love birds. I believe they are together
    May GOD’s grace be suffient.

    Jerry and Mary Frady

  4. Mike and Kathy,
    Rick and I are praying for you and your extended family. I remember my Daddy bought sausage at the Stoney Knob Grocery in Weaverville when I was a little girl. We love you and our deepest condolences. He was a good father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is cradled in the hands of our Lord.
    Pat and Rick Richardson
    Raleigh, NC

  5. I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I have great memories of going to Candler Supermarket almost every Saturday with my parents to get sausage and how nice he was to me every time. He was a blessing to me. I pray that God will bless you and comfort you.

  6. Joan, we were so sorry to hear of the death of your husband. I can’t remember if he went to Lee Edwards or not, but I remember getting to see you two at one of the reunions. We send our sincere condolences and pray God will comfort you in your grief through the love and support of you family and friends.

  7. Deepest sympathy to all in Clyde’s family. I knew him as ‘Buck’. I was lucky to have worked for four or so years at the Candler Supermarket with him. Not a day went by that we did’t cut up or laugh. I will always have fond memories of Clyde and all from the market. Will keep everyone in thoughts and prayers.

  8. So sorry for your lose. What a wonderful person he was.Glad we had the opportunity to meet and get to no him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. To know that Clyde is walking in the light of Gods love will be comforting

  9. Karen, I am sorry to hear about your dad. I remember meeting him many years ago when we would go by your house to visit. I pray that God will put his arms around you and comfort you and all your family.

  10. My parents lived down the hill from your parents on English Drive. So I knew him from the neighborhood but more so from Candler Supermarket. Every time my mom would go to the meat counter your dad would say there is the little girl that likes beef liver…it was true, would always beg my mom to buy beef liver. Your dad was always in such a great mood, smiling and cutting up with people. Let your memories help take the pain of loss away.

  11. I’d like to express deep sympathy for loss of your loved one. I hope and pray this message bring comfort and soothe the pain that you are experiencing at this time. What has help me to cope and deal with lost a love one is found God’s Word the Bible in Psalms 113:5-8 ‘Who is like Jehovah our God, The one who dwells on high? 6 He stoops down to look on heaven and earth, 7 Raising the lowly from the dust. He lifts up the poor from the ash heap 8 In order to make him sit with nobles, With nobles of his people.’ You can find similar comforting verses in the website


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