Walter L. Buckingham, Sr. of Shelbyville, TN died Saturday, June 16, 2012 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He was a truck driver by trade and retired as an assistant Superintendent for the city of Shelbyville, TN.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Carolyn Warren Buckingham; two sons, Walter L. Buckingham, Jr. and Wendell S. Buckingham, Sr.; step-daughter, Yolanda Marable; grandchildren, Aled, Aidan and Armand Marable, Aleyah and Wendell Buckingham, Jr.; Godchildren, T.T. and Vivan Ward; sister, Mary Lucille Gill of Nashville, TN; brother, Roy Frank (Barbara) Buckingham, Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN; devoted friends, Betty Ann Buckingham and Ronnie Chunn; other relatives and friends.
Lie-in-state, Friday, June 22, 2012 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Scales and Sons Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, Tn. Lie-in-state, Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am; family visitation 11:00 am - 12 Noon with service to follow at 12 Noon, all at Bird Street Church of Christ. Eulogist, Brother Cedreck Davis. Interment Houston Whitworth Cemetery. Services entrusted to Scales and Sons Funeral Home, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, (615) 893-1313.