Cumberland Times-News

June 28, 2013

RAYMOND L. BUCKLEW [Stephenson, Va.]

Cumberland Times-News

— STEPHENSON, Va. — Raymond Lee Bucklew, 77, of Stephenson, Va., died Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Winchester Medical Center.

Mr. Bucklew was born in 1936, in Morgantown, W.Va., the son of the late Douglas E. Bucklew and Lanah Leah Bucklew-Ping. He was a millwright with General Motors, retiring in 1995. Mr. Bucklew attended West Virginia University and was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Winchester. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed the outdoors, loved the West Virginia Mountaineers football team and all other sports.

He married Bonita Josephine Bolyard on April 9, 1955, in Morgantown, W.Va.

Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Peggy Lee Bucklew-Hodgson and husband Rodney, of Middletown, Deborah JoAnn Bucklew-McKee and husband Tim, of Winchester; son, Raymond Douglas Bucklew and Karen Poston, of Capon Springs, W.Va.; three grandchildren, Bradford Allen Hodgson, of Winchester, Jennifer Lynn Hodgson-Spitzer and husband Jeremy, of Bristol, Va., Emily Lane Bucklew, of Clearbrook, Va.; one great-grandchild on the way, Madelyn Rae Spitzer and his brother, Neil S. Bucklew and his wife Connie, of Morgantown, W.Va.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family as well as his loving cat Tigger.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Omps Funeral Home, Amherst Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Mayton and the Rev. Joseph J. Swack officiating.  

Interment will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 524 Van Fossen St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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