The Franklin Advocate
The Franklin Advocate

Aug. 14, 2021

Funeral services for Roy Lee Buckels Sr., 92, of Brookhaven, were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services with interment in Riverwood Memorial Park.

Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

Mr. Buckels, 92, of Brookhaven was born to Albert H. Buckles and Henrietta Gerbish Buckles in Franklin County’s McCall Creek community, and passed away Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, at his residence.

He was a graduate of Southwest Junior College and served in the U.S. Army for 26 years. He retired as a master sergeant, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Meritorious Service medal and several other awards. He retired from Packard Electric and was a Mason.

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Riverwood Family Funeral Services of Brookhaven was in charge of arrangements.

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