September 7, 1931 ~ February 17, 2008

Born in: Henderson County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Arden, NC

Arden ~ Foy Lee Buckner, 76, of 810 Glen Bridge Road, Arden, died on Sunday, Feb-ruary 17, 2008 in a local hospital after a battle with cancer. A native of Henderson County, he was the son of the late Berlin Buckner and Nola Souther Buckner. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce M. Buckner; a son, Glenn Allen Buckner; in-fant daughter and a sister, Marie Buchanan. At age 17, he went to Gary, Indiana to the Inland Steel Mill and worked to retirement at the age of 55. He has been a resident of Buncombe County since 1978 and a member of Long Shoals Bap-tist Church. When he was in good health, he was an ac-tive member, served as a deacon, and also helped start the Sunday morning prayer group. He was a US Army veteran. He is survived by two brothers, Richard Buckner and wife Mary, Frank Buck-ner and wife June all of Fletcher; two sisters, Georgia Fox and Claire Penland both of Fairview; friend and former wife, Nina Buckner of Weaverville and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A funeral service will be held 7:00 P.M. Thursday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with the Rev. Roger Rearden officiating. The family receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thurs-day prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be held on Satur-day at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, Indiana. Memorials may be made to Long Shoals Baptist Church Building Fund, 661 Long Shoals Road, Arden, NC 28704.

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  1. To Aunt Georgia, Aunt Claire and the entire Buckner Family…

    We are sorry to hear of Foy’s passing. It has to be hard on all of you. Just remember, in the coming days and weeks, that he is in a far better place. He will no longer be in pain nor will he have to deal with the cancer that invaded his body. God bless you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Much Love,
    Michael, Linda (Peek), Kyle and Kam Conner

  2. To my oldest brother from your baby sister. I will miss you very much, but your suffering is over, you have a new body now. I,m sure there is a lot of celebrating in Heaven. All your family and friends were waiting for you. I will see you one day. All my love Claire

  3. Nina, Foy will be missed by all who knew him. He is with our Heavenly Father now, and is no longer in any pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you. your friend, Lynn


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