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William Ellis ‘Bill’ Buckner

William Ellis “Bill” Buckner passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the age of 91, at Legacy Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Tallulah, La. after a long illness.

Born in Tallulah on October 12, 1928, he was the youngest of Edward Aylette and Sallie Ellis Buckner’s three sons, all of whom preceded him in death.

After graduating from Tallulah High School and Louisiana State University, he served as a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force (HQ Strategic Air Command).

In Tallulah, he managed Delta Supply Warehouse, Buckner Home Care Center and the Tallulah Truck Stop. He was active in the American Legion Post 100 and Madison Voluntary Council on Aging.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Workman Bodron Buckner; brothers, Edward Aylette Buckner Jr. and Louis Buckner Sr.; nephew, Edward A “Bucky” Buckner III; and niece, Georgie Buckner.

Uncle Bill will be greatly missed by his surviving nieces and nephews and their families, Carolyn Routh Buckner Hall (Jerry), William Percy “Billy” Buckner (Cherry), Sue Ellen Buckner Whitaker (Danny), Louis Buckner, Jr. (Billy Jean Morgan), Nathan Ellis Buckner (Cindy), Janie Clare Buckner Fabre (Kent), Elizabeth “Beth” Buckner Shelton (Mark), Harry Nadler Buckner (Julie); 15 great-nieces and nephews; 13 great-great nieces and nephews; and two step-children.

Graveside services will be Saturday, April 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Natchez City Cemetery in Natchez, with Pastor Kent Fabre officiating under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Billy Buckner, Harry Buckner, Danny Whitaker, Josiah Fabre, and Simeon Fabre.

Memorials may be made to Madison Voluntary Council on Aging, 203 South Elm Street, Tallulah, La. 71282 or American Legion Post 100, 1401 Louisiana Street, Tallulah, La.  71282.