John W. Buckler
November 18, 1921 – March 22, 2013
BUCKLER, JOHN WESLEY Age 91, peacefully went to be with our Lord, Friday, March 22, 2013. John was born in Houston, Texas on November 18, 1921 to Elbert and Harriet Buckler. John grew up in Houston, served our country in WWII in the Pacific theater as a United States Marine, graduated from Texas A&M in 1949, and retired from Hughes Tool Co. after a long career. John was devoted to the Lord and to his wife, a wonderful father, and a loving grandfather. He enjoyed golf and was avid saltwater fisherman. John is preceded in death by his sister Marjorie Newsome. John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bernice Josephine; four children: sons Wes and his wife Terri, Elbert and his wife Sheila, Jay and his wife Cheryl, and daughter Jeannine and her husband Dwight Myers; nine grandchildren: Whitney, Wesley, Jaclyn, Jeremy, Kelley, Jennifer, Jeanette, Sara, and Duane; and four great-grandchildren: Andrew, Braxton, Presley, and Payton. A graveside service will be held at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale Street in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at noon.
- Graveside Service Tuesday, March 26, 2013
John W. Buckler
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March 28, 2013
To the Family of Johnny Buckler,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
Our Sincerest & Deepest Sympathy,
From Kinglet/Burdine Streets
Wendy Giermann (Lyssy), Houston, TX
David McNeel, Richmond, VA
Sally Wells (Smith), Dallas, TX
Stephanie Stafford (Wiedner), Houston, TX
Susan Moore (Sides), Houston, TX
Dr. James Benjamin Stafford, Jim Stafford, Houston, TX
Barbara Guissinger (Hardy), Katy, TX
March 27, 2013
It was a fall Saturday afternoon in Alief, TX and my teenage son and I were pared up with John doing door-to-door evangelism in a neighborhood beside Southwest Bible Church. We climbed the steps and knocked the door of one particular home and a man about John's age opened the door. John explained that we were from the church down the street and asked the man a leading question to see if a conversation might open up. “No,” said the man rather gruffly, “I'm not much interested in the Bible or religion,” and he started to close the door. Without missing a beat John (with a broad smile on his face) said, “Well sir, when you get to be our age, there may not be that much time left for us to think about what the life to come will be like.”
The man stared back for a moment and then broke out in broad smile. “Yeah,” he said, “you are probably right.” We did not get to talk with him in depth that afternoon, but I left that porch thinking, he won't soon forget this encounter and I chose to believe that God used that moment to plant a concern in his heart that, in time , lead him to become a seeker.
My son and I are blessed to have known John - a true gentleman, a Christian in the ways that count and a man with a great sense of humor. We look forward to seeing him again in the morning.
March 26, 2013
We send our sympathy to your family. Johnny was one of the finest Christian men we ever knew. His dedication to his Lord and to his family showed in every day actions as well as in his words. Johnny and Bernice were an example to so many in their dedication to each other. They worked in the nursery at church for so many years at Southwest Bible Church. They loved on those kids and watched them as they grew into adults.
They also loved their kids and were so proud of them. Each new birth of grandchildren and great-grandchildren was met with a sense of joy.
We thank them for the contribution they made in our lives. We will remember them as they hold a special place in our heart. Bob and Marilyn Graper
Rex & Debbie Jameson
March 26, 2013
Jeannine & Dwight & Family,
We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and send our sympathy. We will keep you in our thoughts.
With much love,
Rex, Debbie & Jeremy Jameson