Mr. James H. Buckles, 84, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. He was the son of the late Eliga and Blonnie Buckles and was born in Carter County. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Smith and a brother, Carmack Buckles. He retired from General Motors as a Quality Control Supervisor and was a member of Caldwell Springs Baptist Church.
Mr. Buckles was a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a member of the VFW Post 2166 in Elizabethton; The Amvets Post 0109 in Mentor, Ohio; The American Legion Hackler-Wood Tenn. Post 145 in Bristol, Tenn.; and The Loyal Order of the Moose in Elizabethton.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Buckles, of Elizabethton; three sons, Tommy Buckles, Ansonia, Conn.; Lewis Buckles, Burton, Ohio; Ronald Buckles, Mentor, Ohio; a step-daughter, Missy Russell, Elizabethton; one sister, Julia Dugger, Elizabethton; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
At the request of Mr. Buckles’ three sons, his graveside service and inurnment will be held at a later date. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Breast Cancer Society, 6859 East Rembrandt Avenue, Suite 128, Mesa, Ariz., 85212.
Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting our website at www.hathawaypercy.com. Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Buckles family. Office: (423) 543-5544.