Michael P. “Mike” Buckley
August 15, 1957 ‒ January 20, 2018
Mike Buckley was a prankster and outdoorsman, but most of all he was a loving family man. Michael P. “Mike” Buckley, 60, of Bellville, passed away, Saturday January 20, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
The son of Charles and Gladys (Levingston) Buckley, Mike was born August 15, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas and graduated from Clear Fork High School in 1976.
Mike was a tool and die machinist, and had worked for Essex Supply in Lexington.
A man’s man, he enjoyed the outdoors. Mike hunted mostly small game and enjoyed fishing sometimes taking fishing trips out of the state. He proudly taught his daughters to fish…even better than the boys.
Mike was always playing practical jokes. Laying traps and setting of firecrackers, he had fun keeping everyone on their toes. Mike was an irreplaceable dad and grandpa who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his children Jason Chinn, Mandy “Newt” Buckley of Bellville, and Keri (Ryan) Reasor of Bellville; grandchildren Emma and Waldo Humphrey; siblings Elizabeth (Bill) Hurst of Lexington, Rosemary (Robert) Young of Lucas, Valeria (Gary) Smith of Butler, and Jonnie (Ron) Barnes of Mansfield ; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Russell and Chuck Buckley, sister Frankie Griesbach; nephews Dwayne Hurst, Jerry Buckley, and Michael Smith.
Mike’s family will received friends Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 11am-1pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will begin at 1pm. Burial will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory, to help with final expenses, may be made at the funeral home. Please make checks payable to: Snyder Funeral Homes.
Flowers for his services may be ordered through Alta Florist where his daughter works.
Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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