Douglas Buckner

October 10, 1943 ~ February 28, 2020 (age 76)


DOUGLAS BUCKNER,  age 76 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Life Care of Athens, Tenn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, a son of the late Lester and Joy Lee Riggs Buckner and preceded in death by a son: Stacey Buckner. He was a Graduate of McMinn County High School and was a delivery driver for United Parcel Service for 33 years. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended Fairview Baptist Church.

Survivors include

  • His Wife of 33 years: Paula S. Buckner of Athens, Tn.
  • Son and Daughter-in-law: Steve and Hollie Buckner of Athens, Tn.
  • Grandson: Adam T. Buckner,
  • Granddaughter: Amanda
  • Two Great Granddaughters. 
  • Sister and brother-in-law: Pat and Jim  Henegar of Athens, Tenn. 
  • Sisters-in-law: Debbye and Larry Wade, Janice Ruggles, Becky and Steve Mullen,
  • Two nephews and their families.

Funeral services will 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 2, 2020 in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Dr. Jack Scallion officiating.

Interment will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in McMinn Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 Monday in the funeral home.

In memory of Doug, contributions may be made to Pat Summitt Foundation. 

Condolences may be sent to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tn. in charge of arrangements.  


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March 2, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
March 2, 2020

7:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
March 3, 2020

11:00 AM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303


Pat Summitt Foundation
520 W. Summit Hill Dr Suite #1101, Knoxville TN 37902

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