Timothy L. (Buck) Bucklin, 62, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at St. Anthony’s House in St. Louis, Mo., after a courageous battle with cancer. A celebration of life and potluck dinner was held Jan. 13 in the Hickory Room at Lowe Park in Marion. Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Local survivors include his brother-in-law Bernie Conger of Ely.
Buck proudly served our country and retired from the United States Air Force as a master sergeant after 24 years of service. He then worked an additional 12 years for the U.S. government in England before moving to the Kansas City area to be with his family in 2008. He recently retired from the position of bar manager at the American Legion Post #370 in Overland Park, where he had many friends and will be greatly missed.
The family suggests contributions to the Legion Post #370 in Overland Park in lieu of flowers.