Harold Gene Buckner, 71

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Harold Gene Buckner, age 71, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015, at Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville, N.C. He was a resident of Lighthouse Village, Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Harold was born January 8, 1944, in New Hanover County. He grew up in Wallace, was the son of the late David W. Buckner Jr., and Evelyn T.Buckner. He is also preceded in death by sons David G. Buckner and Mark E. Buckner, and step-mother, Miriam Buckner.

Surviving is his grandson, Brandon Buckner and wife, Jennifer of Jacksonville; great-granddaughter, Hannah Buckner; sister, June and husband, Jimmy Robinson of Rose Hill; half-brother and sisters Clark, Priscilla, and Jacqueline of Burlington; special aunts and uncles, Donald and Ruth, Charles and Marcia Buckner of Rose Hill, Elizabeth Benton of Wallace, Annette and Clyde Hammond of Fayetteville, Susie and Eddie Gallant of Greensboro; as well as numerous nieces and nephews who were special.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, at East Duplin Memorial Garden, Beulaville, N.C.

Memorials can be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 5510 Six Forks Rd. Suite 107, Raleigh, N.C. 27609.

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