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Rev. Larry Dwaine Buckland, Sr., 77, of Welch, was called to his Heavenly home on Saturday, January 20, 2018 surround by his family at the Veterans Nursing Facility in Clarksburg, WV, where he had resided since June 2014.
Born on June 5, 1940 at Havaco, he was a son of the late William Herbert Buckland and Ruth Evans Buckland. He was a meat cutter for Kroger, Island Creek Company Stores, Davidson's, Deskins, and Sav-A-Lot. He also worked as a coal lab technician and was an ordained minister thru the International Pentecostal Holiness Churches. He served as a previous pastor of the Big Four Pentecostal Holiness Church in Kimball. He was a US Army veteran.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a special aunt, Margaret Sorah.
He leaves behind his: Loving wife of 43 years: Nancy Price Buckland of the home; 2 sons: Rev. Larry Buckland, Jr. and wife Christi of Fairmont, Walter W. Buckland of Welch; Daughter: Charity R. Buckland of Welch; Grandson: Larry Dwaine (Trey) Buckland of Fairmont; Brother: William Grant Buckland and wife Linda of Dayton, OH; 2 sisters: Sharon Shrewsbury of Princeton, Martha Boyd and husband Charles Scott Boyd.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Bishop Timothy Akers officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell. Pallbearers will be: Estil Stuart Sorah, Ronnie Sorah, Mike Evans, Maynard Charles Evans, Russell Shrewsbury, Charles Scott (Chuck) Boyd. & Bryant Sorah. The VFW Post 1144 will conduct Military honors.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 6-8PM at the funeral home.
Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com
Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.
Published on January 22, 2018
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