November 11, 1934 – October 3, 2012
Tetrick Funeral Home
Visitation: October 6, 2012
Service: October 6, 2012
Mr. Earl C. Buckles, 76, Elizabethton, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Johnson City Medical Center Hospital, following an extended illness.
He was a native of Carter County and the son of the late Frank and Emma Buckles. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Buckles, Clay Buckles and Claude Buckles; three sisters, Effie Danner, Pearl Buckles and Edith Buckles.
Mr. Buckles was retired from East Tennessee Chair Company and had served as a constable for the Carter County Sheriff’s Department.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Helen Bowers Buckles, of the home; three daughters, Teresa Chambers and husband, Donnie, Hampton, Mary Sue Buckles, Elizabethton, Jamie Simerly and husband, Terry, of Elizabethton; five grandchildren, Donna Ranshaw, Joshua Miller, Daniel Chambers, Terrina Gloss and Katie Simerly; one great grandson, Seth Ranshaw; three brothers, Ivan Buckles, Jay Buckles, both of Elizabethton, Paul Buckles, Kingsport; three sisters, Margaret Garland, Michigan, Brenda Taylor, Johnson City, Myrtle Pierce, Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Buckles will be conducted at 2:30 PM Saturday, October 6, 2012, in the Riverside Chapel at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Richard Blevins and Rev. Willie Lunsford, officiating.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM prior to the service.
Interment for Mr. Buckles will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Carter County Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 682, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643 in honor of Mr. Buckles.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is serving the family. Office 423-542-2232, Obituary line 543-4917.