Frederick Marvin Buckley

November 17, 1938 ~ December 25, 2021 (age 83)


Frederick Marvin Buckley, age 83, of Mt. Hope, WV passed away on Christmas morning December 25, 2021, at Beckley VA Medical Center. Fred was born November 17, 1938, in Alloy, WV to George and Freda Buckley. He attended Gauley Bridge High School where he enjoyed all four seasons of Varsity Football. He left his home and school to enlist in the military. He served his country with love and honor, and was extremely proud to be a United States Marine. He received an honorable discharge after being awarded with the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

Fred worked as a coal minor and truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who also loved horses. He was known for his quick wit and kind heart and would help anyone in need at the drop of a hat. He also enjoyed going to rodeos and for drives to "look around." Fred was also a member of the Mt. Hope Wesleyan Church for many years, where he held many positions. He also attended Lansing Baptist Church, where his dear friend Pastors.

Fred is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Pauline Lorraine Browning Buckley, his father, George Buckley, stepfather Carl Valentine, mother Freda Buckley Valentine, father-in-law Earl Browning, mother-in-law Helen Harrah Browning, infant sister Betty Carol Buckley, brother George “Buck” Buckley, sister-in-law Pearl Buckley, brother-in-law Pete Estep, brother-in-law Paul David Browning, sister-in-law Pennie Browning Alspaugh, daughter-in-law Carolyn Kay Gibson Buckley.

Those who are left here mourning and loved him are his faithful dog, Shadow, his four children, Steve Buckley, and his wife Lisa of Miami, OK, Lazenda Smith and her husband Eddie of Letart, WV, Marvona Poff and her husband Michael of Stafford, VA, Juddie Buckley of Oak Hill, WV. His sister Loretta Wyatt and her husband Arvel of Welch, WV and his sister Linda Estep of Charlton Heights, WV. His eight grandchildren, Alyssa Buckley of San Diego, CA,

Caleb Kees and his wife Courtney of Bluefield, WV, Travis Buckley and his wife Kelley of Charleston, WV, Simeon Kees and his wife Sydnee of Fairland, OK, Joshua Buckley and his wife Tiffany of Montgomery, WV, Megan Poff of Stafford, VA, Eli Kees and his fiancé Kaytlin Wilson of Oak Hill, WV and Olivia Kees of Oak Hill, WV. His four great-grandchildren Saraj, Xander, Athena and Elias, all of whom belong to Caleb and Courtney Kees. Fred is also blessed with nieces and nephews who love him and too many special friends to name.

Pallbearers include Juddie Buckley, Travis Buckley, Joshua Buckley, John Wilson, Caleb Kees, Simeon Kees, Eli Kees and Eddie Smith.

Pastor Kenny Hayes will be officiating the services on Monday, January 3rd, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Montgomery Memorial Park Chapel. In lue of flowers, donations can be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in the name of Frederick Buckley.

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Graveside Service
January 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Montgomery Memorial Park

London, WV

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