Cumberland Times-News


December 11, 2013


SMITHSBURG — Charles William Buckingham, 84, of 22028 Holiday Dr., Smithsburg, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at his home.

Born Saturday, Oct. 26, 1929 in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Theodore R. Buckingham and Martha V. (Yantz) Buckingham.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He retired in 1991 from Mack Trucks after 30 years of service. He was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, American Legion, BPO Elks 378, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1936 and AARP. He was also a volunteer at Hagerstown Community College.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth V. Buckingham; daughter, Pamela J. (Buckingham) McIntyre and husband, Gerald, of Waynesboro, Pa.; grandson, Jacob W. McIntyre of Waynesboro; niece, Loreen V. Harne of Cavetown; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Linda Warehime and the Rev. John W. Schildt officiating.

Family will receive friends Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 21002 Twin Springs Drive, Chewsville, MD 21721.

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