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Larry Neal Buckelew

Published 12:51pm Friday, March 1, 2013

February 27, 2013

Funeral for Larry Neal Buckelew, 73, of Hartselle will be Sat., March 2, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs Billy Gable and Alfred Phillips officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery on Old Corn Road in Cullman County. Visitation will be Fri., March 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Buckelew died peacefully after a courageous battle with lung cancer on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born April 12, 1939, in Cullman County to J.B. Douglas Buckelew and Imogene King Buckelew. He married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Brown in June of 1958. They were blessed with 54 years of marriage.

Mr. Buckelew served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957-1962 and was always a Marine at heart. A special flag will be folded and presented by his Marine friends, Richard Becker and Herman Stringer. He was a member of the IBEW Local 1925 and spent his life as an electrician by trade. He served as President of the Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association 2010 – 2011 and was named Cattlewomen’s Father of the year in 2009,an honor that was most deserved. Mr. Buckelew served as deacon of Macedonia Baptist Church where he was a faithful servant of the Lord and the community of Battleground. He loved his life, family and was most proud of his two grandsons, Sam and Charles. His love for the Lord was evident in his daily walk. He will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him.The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Cancer Center of Huntsville and Dr. Ali Haschem.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brown Buckelew of Hartselle; two sons, Larry Samuel Buckelew of Martin, Tenn. and Lamar Douglas Buckelew and wife Juliana of Davenport, Iowa; one daughter, Cynde Buckelew Roberts and husband Randy of Vinemont; two sisters, Glynda Hardin and husband Marshall of Cullman and Lynda Humerick and husband Paul of Decatur; two grandchildren, Samuel Luke Roberts and Charles Patton Buckelew; four step grandchildren, Leslie and Lindsey Hood, Stephanie Tankersley and April Kilpatrick; nine step-great grandchildren; a host of couisins, nieces, nephews and numerous wonderful friends.

Pallbearers will be Larry Buckelew, Lamar Buckelew, Randy Roberts, Seth Pillow, Alan Walker, Charles Buckelew, Sam Roberts, Tommy Raley and Guinn

Sparks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Macedonia Baptist Church, Billy McCravy, Claud Buckelew, Farrell Miller, and Larry Penn.

Memorials may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church in care of Alan Walker, 70 Line Drive, in Hartselle.

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