Ivan Charles Buckles, 81, Elizabethton passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at his residence.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Frank and Emma Buckles. Mr. Buckles was employed for a number of years by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department. He was also a farmer. He was a member of the Carter County Cattleman Association.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three sisters: Pearl Buckles, Effie Danner,and Edith Buckles and four brothers: Clay, Claude, Eugene and Earl Buckles.
Survivors include his children; Hildred Pressnell, Patsy Colbaugh, and Jimmy Buckles and wife Angie, all of Elizabethton. Two grandchildren: Jonathan Colbaugh, Shatona Williams. Four great-grandchildren: Hayden Colbaugh, Melanie Thomas, Victor and Carlos Raminez. Three sisters: Margaret Garland, Caro, Mich., Brenda Taylor and husband Bill, Johnson City, and Myrtle Pierce, Elizabethton. Two brothers: H.J. Buckles and wife Helen, Elizabethton, and Paul Buckles and wife Peggy, Mount Carmel. Several nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in the Buckles Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Lawrence Pierce, Dean Pierce, Randy Wilson, Robert Bowers, Tommy Pierce, Jonathan Colbaugh, Daniel Buckles and Dustin Buckles. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of Burger Hut. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit the family and the residence of a sister; Myrtle Pierce, 233 Berry Hill Road, Elizabethton. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.