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John A. Buckner, age 85, of the Estatoe Community, passed away on Monday, April 29th, 2019 at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late George and Bonnie Hensley Buckner. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Sidney Ferguson Buckner, who he loved dearly and a son, Douglas Lee Buckner. John loved flying, gemstones and his dog Suzie.
Surviving is his daughter, Becky Cantrell (Brian Sailers); son, John D. Buckner and grandchildren: Candace Buckner and Alan Clontz and wife, Yasuko.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1st in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Donnie Bryant will officiate.
The family would like to say a very special thank you to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for the wonderful care given to John.