Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX


Joseph C. Buckley

August 8, 1935May 27, 2020

First Sergeant Joseph C. Buckley was born August 8, 1935 in Roosevelt, NY and passed away May 27, 2020, in Killeen, TX at the age of 84. He proudly served in the US Army and loved reminiscing about army days. He also enjoyed many happy memories with family and friends, especially in Kansas.

He spent 20+ years in the US Army receiving many honorary awards to include the Combat Infantryman Badge. He loved to talk about his military career which included time at Fort Carson CO, Fort Knox KY, Germany, Vietnam, Ft Bliss, Thailand and his beloved Fort Hood. Following retirement from the US Army in 1980, Joe also worked for 15 years in Civil Service as an HV AC Technician on Fort Hood.

Joe was a long-time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and volunteered for numerous other activities and events. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and favorite uncle. Following retirement he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Margaret Buckley, his brothers Edward, Richard and Harold, and sister-in-law, Luise Kelly. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Hilde, and one sister, Agnes Abrams, and numerous nephews, nieces, and good friends.

The family would like to thank Jim and Edelgard Pearson and the people at Hospice and At Home Health Care for their care and comfort.

A private service will be held at 10:00am August 3, 2020 at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home with burial to follow at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.


3 August

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

Killeen, TX


  • Burial


Joseph C. Buckley

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