Samuel Buckland

February 19, 1972 ‒ February 16, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Samuel Buckland, age 47, passed away unexpectedly, Feb 16, 2020, in a vehicular accident.  Sam was born February 19th, 1972, to Paul and Grace (Williams) Buckland in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.

He is survived by his mother, and his siblings, Gina (Jamie) Etherton, Park (Sylvia) Blair, Paul (Tricia) Brown and Perry (Kandy) Brown, Sandy Buckland, Cindy Price and several nieces and nephews.

He was a 1990 graduate of Fredericktown High School.  After serving in the Army in South Korea, Sam came home and to earn a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.  He had worked throughout Ohio and in Florida, returning recently to his lake house in Apple Valley.  Burial will take place in North Liberty Cemetery.

Memorial services will take place at a later date. The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Samuel Buckland.

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  • I was so “shocked” to hear of Sam’s passing. I send my condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed.

  • To Park, Gina, Paul and Tricia,
    Please accept our most sincere sympathies in the loss of your brother Sam. So tragic and too young. Will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sam’s passing is such tragic news. I came from Texas to help train at he facility that Sam just got a new job at. He is one of those super friendly, contagious upbeat guys that you can hit it off with right off the bat. There wasn’t a day that Sam didn’t see me coming or going and not say hi and shoot the breeze for a minute. I did not know Sam that long at all, but I could tell that he was a special guy that had a zest for life and a great attitude. Sam, the world is a little bit worse off with you and your spirit not around. Condolences to your friends and Family. RIP sir.

  • I don’t know anyone who had a negative thought about Sam. Truly a good person & kind soul. We hadn’t spoken in years but I will sadly miss you my friend. Thoughts and prayers to you Sam’s family.

  • So sorry for the loss of Sam. We are his neighbors here in Apple Valley. Sam was such a hard working guy around the house. His upbeat personality was always friendly and heartwarming. He will be missed. We thought the world of him.

  • My condolences and prayers go out to Sam’s family. I didn’t get to know Sam very well. I worked in the lab where he was working. Each time I did see him he was happy and cheerful. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was such a nice person to be around back in school. Praying for his entire family at this difficult time.

  • My condolences to Sam’s family. I can remember when I was a sophomore in high school sam and a friend of his would come in my first class of the day and sit and talk to me till the bell rang practically every morning. He was always so nice to everyone.

  • Sam was my best friend for over 30 years and I only learned of his passing yesterday. He was the type of “best friend” you see in all of the best buddy movies and consider yourself very lucky to know at least once in your life. His kindness, work ethic, loyalty and character were beyond compare. Thank you for all of the great memories my friend. You will be truly missed by all who ever knew you!

  • Condolences and prayers to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Sam for several years. He was a very hard worker and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

  • My Condolence to the Family! You could always bet when you came upon Sam that he would have that smile on his face. May you rest in peace my friend!

  • I’m praying that this is all staged and you are now CIA now my friend. Otherwise I just cannot comprehend. Hope you are playing the best of the best of XBox games now.

  • Sam was such a wonderful person always had a smile on his face. I only knew him for a short amount of time but he will greatly be missed. My prayers go out to your family during this hard time.

  • I’m missing you everyday! You were everything to me for the past 5 years. RIP, Sam. I’ll always think of you ❤️❤️😘