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Ronnie Buckner

Ronnie Buckner

On Sunday morning, June 23, 2013 the trumpets in Heaven sounded announcing the arrival of God's newest angel, Ronnie Buckner, following a courageous battle with declining health.

A native of Asheville, he was born on March 17, 1947, to Frank H. and Grace Fisher Buckner. Before moving to Hendersonville in 1970 he graduated from North Buncombe High School and attended Blanton's Business College. He worked at DuPont/Sterling/Agfa for 33 years where he was also on the Fire Brigade and a first responder.

He was a member of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, loved to go fishing, watch NASCAR and play golf. He was an avid supporter of the Hendersonville Rescue Mission and local police and fire departments.

He is survived by his loving wife, Irene Plemmons Buckner; and his son, Tim Buckner of Cosby, TN.

A funeral service will be held at 2: p.m. on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the funeral home.

Flowers are being accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Hendersonville Rescue Mission, 639 Maple St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

A register book is available online for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.