Goble Funeral Home


George Francis Bauckham lll

January 26, 1939June 5, 2021

George Francis “Butch” Bauckham, III, age 82, passed away after a short illness on June 5, 2021. He was born on January 26, 1939 in Union City, NJ and lived in Westwood until 1956. He graduated from Westwood High School in 1956 and moved to Oak Ridge in 1959.

George was predeceased by his parents, George Francis Bauckham, II, and Anna Marie Lyons Bauckham, his Uncle Ernest and Aunt Ruth Schantz, who raised him and his brother after the deaths of their parents, and several brother-in-law’s, sister-in-law’s, and many dear friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Raina Marie Ross Bauckham and his cherished dog Mollie. Also his brother James George Bauckham (Julie), nephew Christopher James Bauckham (Christine), nephew Samuel Harold Bauckham, niece Susannah Bauckham Yulia, all from North Carolina. His sister-in-law Lana Gletow (Clarence) of Lanoka Harbor, NJ, and many nieces and nephews.

George was a Disabled Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War from 1962-1964. He was a Huey Helicopter Crew Chief and door machine gunner. After his service to his country, George worked for Verizon as a splicer and retired in 2000 after 38 years of service.

He was a parishioner of Grace Church in Oak Ridge, NJ. He was a member of the VFW in Vernon, an NRA Life Member, and Pioneers Life Member. George loved hunting, fishing, bow hunting, and trips to Lake Ontario. He loved restoring old cars and was a member of the Street Rod club.

Uncle Butch was a father figure to all of his nieces and nephews and cherished his many Springer Spaniels. He had an awesome sense of humor who loved nothing better than a good joke. We will always think of you, Uncle Butch, as we drive down Route 23 and look up at those mementos you left us on the telephone poles!

Funeral services will be held at Goble Funeral Home 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., with a service at 12:30 p.m.; burial immediately following at Holland Mountain Cemetery, Oak Ridge.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made in his name to Milton Methodist Church, 316 Dover-Milton Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438 or Grace Church, 5550 Berkshire Valley Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, June 10, 2021


George Francis Bauckham lll

have a memory or condolence to add?

Mark Gloria

June 10, 2021

I've know George and raina for 42 years he was great man and she was caring and good women . She took care of him to the fullist extent he will be missed . he is with the lord our creator .Rest in peace pal . Mark Gloria Foreign Auto Service

Mark Lusardi

June 9, 2021

My condolences to Raina and the entire Bauckham family. Truly sorry for your loss. What little I know of George I bet he is looking for the next car club show. Love and miss you Raina
(Sparta bus)

ken carlsen

June 9, 2021

Butch was a great friend to the Carlsen, Jensen, Metzger, and Mosser families for many years. My earliest memories of Butch were at Carlsen/Jensen compound at Lake Hartung with my Aunt Lillen, Uncle Sonny, Uncle Earl, and my father. I know my brother and I will miss him as he joins our father, uncles, Norman, Red, and Aunt Lillian in Heaven.