William Granville Buckler, Nov. 8, 1918 — March 3, 2012, of Columbia

Monday, March 5, 2012 | 5:38 p.m. CST; updated 7:58 p.m. CST, Monday, March 5, 2012

William Granville Buckler, 93, of Columbia, passed away March 3, 2012 at his home.

Visitation will be from 7:00-8:30 pm on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.


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William was born in Boone County, Missouri on November 8, 1918 to Jodie Cephas and Willie Mary (Stidham) Buckler. He married Mary Rader on June 20, 1948 in Columbia. He served in the United States Army during WWII in California, France, Belgium and Germany. He was proud to serve his county. He worked in the refrigeration industry for 33 years retiring in 1984. He worked for Platz Furniture and Appliance, owned his own business for a few years and then worked at the University of Missouri in the refrigeration department for 17 years.

William is survived by his wife Mary; two sons, Denny and his wife Sharon of Columbia and David and his wife Sabrina of Piedmont, Oklahoma; three grand children, Katie and Chris of Piedmont, Oklahoma, and Justin and his wife Susan of Columbia; one brother, Leland and his wife Mary Lou of Higginsville, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

William was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association 104 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 or the American Cancer Society 1900 N. Providence Road Columbia, MO 65202 or the charity of your choice.

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