FULTON — James R. “Bobby” Buckingham, 78, of Fulton died Wednesday at Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield.
He was a retired switchman for IC Railroad, was a part-time police officer and volunteer firefighter for Fulton, and a U.S. Army veteran.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fulton.
He is survived by two daughters, Kelly Cash of Fulton and Becky Hollingsworth of South Fulton, Tenn.; one son, James R. Buckingham II of Fulton; six grandchildren; and one brother, Butch Buckingham of Crutchfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Buckingham; and one sister. His parents were Gordon and Louise Binford Buckingham.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Fulton.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Relay For Life, c/o 302 Carr St., Fulton, KY 42041.