POULSBO — John Marion Buckner died peacefully at home June 5. He was 87. He was born March 22, 1926 in Riverside, Ala., to Hershal Zebulon and Leila Maude Buckner. He graduated from Pell City High School in 1944. He married Ruth Wilson on March 19, 1946 in Pell City, Ala.
He worked as a farmer in Alabama prior to moving to Poulsbo in 1967, where he worked many years as a builder and carpenter. The joy of his life was spending time with his family and friends and he will always be remembered as a hard-working, quiet man with a kind, thoughtful nature. John was a member of Jehovah’s Witness Poulsbo Congregation.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Hunter, in 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth; sons, J. Larry (Norma) Buckner, Ragland, Ala.; Gary (Darlene) Buckner, Poulsbo; Stephen (Lauren) Buckner, Kingston; Kevin (Laurie) Buckner, Gig Harbor; son-in-law, Charles Hunter, Silverdale; daughters, Patricia Burke, Bremerton; Cathy (Franco) Solda’, Chiampo, Italy; Susan Ray, Poulsbo; and 23 grandchildren. On the day of his passing, his 21st great-grandchild was born. At his request, there will be no services.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Kitsap County, P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383.
— Family of John Marion Buckner