The Orange Leader
Kenneth Harold Buckley, 59, of Orange, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. Born on September 21, 1953 in Orange, Texas to his parents, Johnnie H. and Loraine (Holiday) Buckley, he was a lifetime union boilermaker, working out of Local 587. After retirement, Ken worked at Auto Zone in Orange. He was a Bible teacher and a longtime member of the Brownwood Baptist Church in Orange and in his free time, Ken enjoyed fishing in his beloved boat and enjoying a cup of coffee while sitting on his front porch in the evening. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Telesa L. Buckley. Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Lynn Buckley; his daughter, Treana (Buckley) Atkins and husband, Tracy; his brother, Jimmy D. Buckley; his grandchildren, Eriel, Eron and Endreas Johnson and a host of extended family and friends. Services by which to honor his life will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Reverend Bill Burch, officiating. Interment will follow services where he will be laid to rest next to his daughter at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. A gathering of family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home. Honoring Ken as pallbearers will be Mike Alexander, Earl Kaspar, Jimmy Buckley, Shannon Buckley, Jack Mitcham and Jim Brackin. Honorary pallbearers are Willie Posey, Eron Johnson and Larry Buckley. Friends may sign the register and leave condolences for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.