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“Marcella I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I am praying for you and all your family at this difficult time. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Phillips - Franklin, NC

“Father Buckles and Family members, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: jane Bryant-Mays - Lafayette, IN

“I liked Bill from the moment I met him. He was in my thoughts frequently. We'll miss him. God Bless. ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Dean and Martha Gaylor - Linden, IN

“Linda & George: Our deepest sympathies go out to you at this time. May God be with you in your time of deepest sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Jerry & Pam Dexter - lafayette, IN

“Dear Friends Sam, Annie and Family, Paula and I enjoyed very much enjoyed meeting Bill at his home and other family memebers a few years back...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Drew and Paula McIntyre - Moyock, NC

“Praying ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie Erwin - Erwin, TN

“May I send my deepest sympathy at this time to all the family and say that my thoughts have been with you since I heard of the death of your father....Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie Mitchell Erwin - Erwin, TN

“My sincere condolences to the entire Buckles family on the loss of your father. Many thoughts are with all of you. Safe travels to the NC family...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Dawne Totheroh Peterson - IN

“I have wonderful memories of Uncle Bill and Aunt Virginia on the farm as a young girl. Swimming in the horse trough, mucking in the pig wallow, and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Earlena Rose Darling Van Pelt - WI

“Bill is surely going to be missed...He used to call me the hot roll lady...and he loved his pie...Bill always had a smile and a kind word...To his...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Betty Knox - West Lebanon, IN

“Sorry to hear of your Fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Jim & Cathy Ritter - Linden, IN

“Vince - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: John & Regina Henry - Garner, NC

“Marcella, I am so sorry for you loss. Our Dads mean a lot to us girls. I am wishing you peace today. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda Spratt - Cary, NC

“Missed, but never forgotten. Bill was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. My dad died in 1975, and looking back, I guess I adopted Bill as...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Frank Jewell - New Richmond, IN

“My heart goes out to the Buckles family. My parents have a lot of wonderful memories of camping and square dancing with your parents. I am so sorry...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Marilyn Mikels - Lafayette, IN

“Words cannot express the sorrow of losing you. There are many tears but we all know you are at peace and will forever be in our hearts. May you rest...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Kathy Buckles Bolinger - IN

“A good man and a good uncle. I will always cherish the time that Uncle Bill and Dad got to share in their later years, it was special to see them...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Fred Buckles - Montvale, NJ

“Irene and family, so sorry to read of Bill's passing. Dale really thought a lot of him. Should be back in Indiana in March. Hopefully see you. Dale...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Dale and Barbara Martin - FL

“Praying ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Sarah

“Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: The Lohorns - Wingate, IN

“Such a wonderful human being! He made my childhood summers at his farm with Tiff the best a child could ask for! ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Alison (Kroll) Taylor - Seattle, WA

“Oh how I have loved hearing all the stories and fun times this family has shared. I have a small family and missed out on big family fun! Bill had...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Tina Servies - S.Lyon, MI

“A good husband and father and friend. A grand reunion in heaven! God bless the family with comfort and peace and treasured memories. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Jane Jewell Banta Moore - TN

“I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Your family will be in our prayers. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Larry McKnight - Indianapolis, IN

“Deepest sympathy's in your time of loss. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Randy Hurt - Nashville, TN


William "Bill" Byrne Buckles, 92, of New Richmond, passed away at 2:35a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Franciscan St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette, Indiana, surrounded by his family.

He was born June 5, 1920, in South Raub, Indiana, the son of the late Samuel "Eli" and Nettie Wooldridge Buckles. He grew up in Pine Village, graduating from Pine Village High School in 1939. Bill married Virginia L. Cornell on September 19, 1947, at St. Boniface Church in Lafayette. From a young age, Bill had a love for animals and worked on his family farm until he and Virginia bought their own farm just outside of Wingate. Mr. Buckles was an Honorary Life Member of The Knights of Columbus and also a member of Good Sam's Camping Club. For most of his life, he attended St. Bernard Catholic Church in Crawfordsville, and most recently joined the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in West Lafayette, where his son Rev. Father David J. Buckles is pastor. Throughout his wholesome life Bill enjoyed farming, camping, playing cards, woodworking, being outdoors, square dancing, and most importantly, spending time with family.

Survivors include six daughters: Theresa Bailey of New Richmond, Judy (Gerry) Adams of Garner, NC, Linda (George) Keller of Lafayette, Irene (Chuck) of Crawfordsville, Marcella Darling of Garner, NC, and Anita (Les Tuttle) Risk of Lafayette; four sons: Sam (Annie) Buckles of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Rev. David Buckles of West Lafayette, Patrick (Teresa) Buckles of New Richmond, and Vince (Joyce Kaplan) Buckles of Garner, NC; 25 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; a daughter, Margaret; a grandson, Geremy; and three brothers, Charles, Clarence "Floyd", and Robert "Bob" Buckles.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for 10:30a.m. on Saturday at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in West Lafayette with Rev. Father David Buckles officiating. The burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lafayette, immediately following the ceremony. Friends may call from 9:30-10:30a.m. Saturday, preceding the funeral mass. In addition, there will be a Rosary Service at 5:30p.m. Friday evening at the church, followed by a viewing until 8p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Religious Education Program and Youth Ministries at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament. The family invites you to bring photos or memories of Bill and the family to enjoy. Hippensteel Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, and online condolences can be made at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com.