Jim Buckner, 74, of Bolens Creek Road, Burnsville, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his home. Born in Buncombe County, he was a resident of Burnsville most of his life. He was a son of the late Edward and Ruth Laughter Buckner. Jim was also preceded in death by his wife: Harriet Hyder Buckner; and his daughter: Tracy Pearson. Jim was the owner-operator of Dr. Jim’s Car Clinic and at other times an avid fisherman.
Surviving are his wife: Lavonne Murdock Buckner; daughter: Renee Ward and husband, John, of Asheville; son: Aaron Murdock of Burnsville; a grandson: Dylan Ward; 2 sisters: Juliene Arnold and husband, Ronnie, of Bristol, VA and Carolyn Arthur and husband, Nathan, of Arden; and a brother: Michael Buckner and wife, Terry, of Leland, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Saturday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Terry Leigh Buckner and Dr. John Fowler will officiate. Burial will be in Academy Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.