OBITUARY

James Edward Hampton Buckland Jr.

December 15, 1979January 29, 2019
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James Edward Hampton Buckland, Jr., 39, of Jacksonville died January 29, 2019. James was an amazing father & husband who loved his family and believed family came first. If you ever met him, you would never forget him, and all who knew him, loved him. He was a veteran of the U.S.M.C., having served eight years of dedicated service. He was a combat veteran, serving three tours in Iraq, and one tour in Afghanistan. He was a member of the Vietnam Vets Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club. A funeral service will be held at 12:00pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veteran Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Monday, February 4, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville He was preceded in death by his mother, Lutitia Caudill. He is survived by his wife, Tonja Buckland of the home. His daughter, Shelby Buckland. Father, Elvis Caudill and brother, John Caudill. Niece, Jordan McCoy. Father-in-law, William McCoy, & Mother-in-law, Cindy Graves. Brother-in-law, Dustin McCoy & wife Cindy, and Michael Clark, who was like a son to him, all of Jacksonville. In addition to his beloved family, he also leaves behind a multitude of friends. Condolences may be made at www.johnsonfuneralhomes.com Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

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Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Burial Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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James Edward Hampton Buckland Jr.

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Shawn Your big ear buddy

February 1, 2019

To the best friend I’ve had on this earth…you are going to be sorely missed. My heart hurts like it hasn’t before. I am no stranger to loss, but this is so much harder. I honestly did not think this day would come until we were in our 80s talking about “the good ole days”. I’ve loved and admired you since we were 15. We both had an untraditional upbringing, and this made us inseparable. You have been the most loyal, dependable, and honest friend a person could ask for and I feel so lucky to have spent so many years calling you my best friend.
I remember the countless nights we spent over at each other’s house throughout high school. The numerous fights and mischief we got in together. I remember sitting on your Mom and Dad’s steps, in the place across from save-a-lot in Kenova, when you told me for the first time that you were in love with Tonja. I remember when you and Tonja were my first roommates in that place on 8th Ave. I remember your and Tonja’s journey to have, and when you final did have Shelby. I remember sitting in my bedroom in Camp McT base housing in Okinawa Japan when you called me and told me you had enlisted into the Marines; each time you completed yet another combat deployment and returned home to your family. I remember visiting each other between deployments and spending Christmas with you and your family after a very rough deployment….and I remember what you said to me, those words of love and encouragement meant the world to me.
You were a hugger, lover, a fighter, and to everyone you knew you were a great man. Such a genuine and overall capable person. It saddens me to think how long I’m going to have wait to see that huge head of yours and hear that ridiculous laugh once more…. But I will wait, and I will see you again old friend. I love you.
-Your “little buddy”

Angela Swope

February 1, 2019

Tonya, Shelby and Rest of Buckland family and friends I am so sorry for your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Christopher Tandoc

February 1, 2019

To our Marine Brother James "Buck" Buckland. When you first stepped into CLC-115. I had no idea how you would turn out to be when you checked in with us. Would you be a pain in the ass or a stellar Marine? As time went by our bond grew with me and with our fellow Marines. You were beyond stellar! We sang songs together during our missions in Iraq to pass times. You always had fun doing cadences but you had a more soul like quality. One of the songs I remember you singing "In the Still of the Night" "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" and "Stand by Me." Words cannot describe how we all feel towards you. I wish, personally, had more time to spend with you. But that would be just plain old selfish of me. Your warm smile and unconditional love to your family and friends are beyond extraordinary! "Buck" you were a role model to everyone and including me! The last words you gave me was nothing but love. Love to your family and to your precious Shelby. Shelby this is what your father told me. "She so smart! Time flies man!" "Buck" We will do our very best to help your family. As your family is now our family. Your brothers and sisters has your back. Tell our brothers in the heavens that we miss them as well. Daniel "Big Tate" Tatum and Jeremy "Crawdaddy" Crawford.

Margaret Caudill

January 31, 2019

To My Brother Elvis And The Familey I Am So Sorry For Your Loss My Heart Go's Out To All Of You.

Lee Spencer

January 31, 2019

To Elvis and James family

We were so sorry to hear about James's passing he was such a great friend it was a honor to know and work with him at the fleamarket and we will greatly miss him so much.

Lee and Tammy
Spencer

Fiona Lane

January 31, 2019

James was one of the nicest people I have ever met. I feel so blessed to be part of his family’s life. His beloved Shelby and my daughter have been best friends since grade school and he treated my daughter like his own. He was like a second dad to her. James would make anyone around him feel welcome and comfortable. He loved to make people laugh without even trying. He was loved by many and he will be greatly missed. We love you James and will always be here for your girls.

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