Claude W. Buckley, 82, of Belleville, W.Va., passed away on Thursday (July 19, 2012) at his home after an extended illness.
He was born May 25, 1930, and was a son of the late Harrison and Lena Bennett Buckley.
Claude was a graduate of Parkersburg High School where he played baseball and was a member of the Big Red Band. He attended Marietta College. He served several years in the U.S. Air Force then was employed by Dupont Washington Works where he retired. He was a member of the Church of Christ and worshiped with the Hopewell Congregation. He was an outdoor person who loved hunting, fishing and farming. In earlier years he played baseball for the military and a Parkersburg City league. Claude was a good husband and father and he will be sadly missed.
Surviving is his wife Dolores Rice Buckley; two daughters, Vickie (David) St. Clair and Debbie (Dan) Strahler; six grandchildren, Scott, Tara and Joel St. Clair, Rachel (Josh) Meek, Megan (Jamie Lang), and Andrew Strahler; four great-grandchildren, Jadelynne, Jaymison, Braylon and Brooklynne; and one niece.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dexter; two aunts, two uncles; all his first cousins; and one nephew.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday (July 21), at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg with Randy Baker and Andy Robison officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 20, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amedysis Hospice.
An online guestbook will be available at www.lamberttatman.com.