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Services for Jerry Vernon Buckner, 54, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Brad Graves will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Buckner passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Ada. He was born Oct. 2, 1962, in Rockwall, Texas, to Clois and Mary East Buckner. He graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in education, received his master's in school administration from Northeastern State University and his superintendent certification from Oklahoma State University.
He married Robyn Toni Humphries April 15, 1989, in McAlester. Mr. Buckner had been a teacher at Nashoba Schools and Tannehill Schools, where he was chosen Teacher of the Year. He was also a Principal at Avant School and later retired as superintendent of schools at Wellston and Milfay. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ada. Mr. and Mrs. Buckner served as international missionaries for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Survivors include his parents, Clois and Mary Buckner of Adair; his wife, Robyn of the home; a daughter, Megan Leigh Buckner of the home; two brothers, Carl and Tommy Buckner, both of Adair; two sisters, Vickie Ross of Foyil and Lora Keeton of Talala; and several nieces and nephews.
At the family's request, those who wish may make memorials ton Southern Oklahoma Addiction Recovery, 115 N. Oak, Ada, OK 74820.
Published on January 25, 2017
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