W.T. Buckmaster

February 23, 1929December 17, 2018

W.T. "Buck" Buckmaster, 89 a former resident of Shawnee, passed away December 17, 2018 in Lynn Haven, Florida. Buck was born February 23, 1929 in Macomb, Oklahoma to Alfred and Nell Buckmaster. Buck served in the Air Force for 4 years. He later went to work for the Shawnee Police Department, eventually retiring as the Police Chief. Buck also worked for a period of time at the Macomb Post Office. He and Pearl attended Praise Assembly of God Church in Shawnee. When he wasn't working he enjoyed camping and fishing at Lake Texoma. Buck was known for always having two of everything so if someone else needed something he had an extra for them. Buck was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Buck is survived by his wife, Pearl Buckmaster; son, Dennis Buckmaster and his wife, Patty; daughter, Debra Myers and her husband, Max; grandchildren, Timothy Holley, Jeff Buckmaster, Jarrod Buckmaster, Jacob Buckmaster, Joey Buckmaster, Kristy Reeves, Allycia Houston, Kayla Barwick; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Charlene VanVliet and her husband, George; brother, Stanley Buckmaster and his wife, Carol and numerous other family members and friends. Visitation will be Friday, December 28, 2018 from 6-7 pm at Resthaven Funeral Home Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Praise Assembly of God Church in Shawnee.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018

W.T. Buckmaster

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George Van Vliet

December 26, 2018

Buck and I both had to go to Oklahoma City to join the Air Force back in 1948, and that is when we first met. I only had sisters, so Buck became my “brother” in every sense of the word. We had many interesting experiences in the Air Force.
A few years later I was on the Shawnee police department when Buck was looking for work. When I encouraged him to join the police department he first said no, but then did join the force and retired from there as the police chief many years later.
I will never forget my brother and all the memories we shared.
George Van Vliet

Charlene Van Vliet

December 26, 2018

W. T. was my “big” brother and was very special to me. He joined the Air Force when I was only 11, so I didn’t know him very well until we were adults. He was the person through whom I met my dear husband George, to whom I have now been married more than 64 years. W. T. would tease me about having to go all the way to Alaska to find me a husband. I loved my brother very much and look forward to seeing him again when we get to heaven.