Sonny “Ray” Buckingham, 76, of West Paducah passed away at his home Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 2:56 a.m.
Ray was a native of Carlisle County who made his home in West Paducah for the past forty years. He was of the Pentecostal faith, an avid sportsman who loved to hunt and fish, a carpenter and farmer who enjoyed spending time with his faithful companion “Pee-Wee,” his little dog.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Fay Cornwell Buckingham; his daughter, Rita Jo Beames and husband Stephen of Lone Oak; two sisters, Luzene Hooper of Moor Park, Calif., and Eva Knott of Paducah; two brothers-in-law, Paul Cornwell and wife Mary of West Paducah and Tom Cornwell and wife Donna of Loranger, La., and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Vesta Thurston Buckingham; a son-in-law, Mark Dowell; a sister, Betty Harris; and a brother, J.D. Buckingham.
Visitation for Mr. Buckingham will be at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner and Orr Funeral Home on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with burial to follow at Palestine Cemetery.
The Rev. Ronny Mason will officiate.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contribution to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
You may leave condolences or light a candle at www.milnerandorr.com.