Lavern George Buckland
July 30, 1944 – October 5, 2021
Lavern George Buckland, age 77, of Jackson, Michigan passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Lavern was born July 30, 1944. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Sharon (Stuart) Buckland and their five children Mark (Melissa) Buckland, George (Fawn) Buckland, Lesley (Chuck) Minix, Michael (Christa) Buckland, Peggy (Dereck) Mohon. Thirteen grandchildren Jordan, Jeremy, Collin Buckland, Carley, Kristen Minix, Jacob, Ava Buckland, Zachery, Audrey, Olivia Seymour, Peyton, Nathan, Tucker Mohon. Five great grandchildren Levi, Carter Buckland, Baylee, Maycee Lewis, Nash Uhl. Brothers and sisters Burl (Joyce) Buckland, Jim (Patricia) Buckland, Stanley (Cheryl) Buckland, Barbara (Bill) Winchell, Bonnie (Howard) Frazier, Sue (Rick) Isbell, Jackye Buckland, as well as many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Buckland.
He was born to George and Virginia (Moczarski) Buckland on July 30, 1944. He is a 1963 graduate of Northwest High School. Lavern spent many years working for the Plasticgage Corporation before helping his daughter and son-in-law with their family-owned restaurant Senor Charlie’s. Lavern grew up on Van Dorn Street where he met his childhood sweetheart Sharon Stuart. They were married in 1964, and quickly started a family, they moved to the East Jackson district in 1971.
Lavern was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. His daily life was scheduled around his kids and his grandkids activities. He was the type of person who would lend a helping hand to anyone who asked and often he would just show up never needing to be asked. He was generous with his love and his time, and he could fix anything after taking it apart. He often shared his time by coaching or assisting with his grandkid’s extracurricular activities. His favorite sports teams were the Lions, Tigers, and Michigan and he proudly sported their shirts and caps. Other activities included fishing, golfing, WWE wrestling, playing basketball with the kids, family poker nights with all the relatives, but his most favorite activity was cheering his kids and grandkids on proudly in the stands. He was a friend to all who knew him, and he will be missed dearly.
According to his wishes cremation has been chosen. A Celebration of his life will be held at the Funeral Home on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChasJBurden.com for the Buckland family.
A Celebration of his life will be held at the Funeral Home on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Lavern George Buckland
October 11, 2021
RIP big brother, I will miss your smile, sense of humor, your grins with your sense of humor. I remember when Peggy was born. I stayed at your house to help with the other kids. Well being only 16 or 17 and a girl, I needed some personal things and was to embarrassed to tell you. So, I called mom and she told you what I needed and you took me to the store. I was so embarrassed. Than what does my joker of a big brother do , buy me box for my graduation to open but at least it had money in it. He cracked up laughing when he saw my face. Embarrassed again lol. I love you and you will always be in my heart forever. Your little sister Sue
October 9, 2021
I remember when he and Sharon came to Kentucky with Lesley and Chuck to visit. During the visit, we went to the Breaks of Big Sandy. He thought this was amazing.