March 13, 2016
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 3/17/2016 14:00:00
New Haven OH 44850 3/18/2016 11:00:00
Lee Elzy Buckingham, age 88, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Willows of Willard Care Center. He was born on November 2, 1927 in Willard, Ohio to the late Ferl and Bernice (Woods) Buckingham. Mr. Buckingham was a graduated from New Haven High School and served in the US Army and Army National Guard. A farmer his entire life, he was a former 4-H Advisor, a director on the Huron County Fair Board, a member of the Huron County Agriculture Hertitage, and former director on the Huron County Soil and Water. Mr. Buckingham was also a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Lodges, and the Willard Historical Society.
He is survived by 5 children, Ronald L. Buckingham of Willard, Beverly (John) Brooks of Norwalk, Lori (Mike) Farr of Bowling Green, Rex (Leigh) Buckingham of Grove City, and Lisa (Jeff) Moore of Willard; 15 granchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, AnnZetta Carpenter of Willard, Margene Harper of Columbus, Bernice Siegesmund of Croton, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Lee is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn (Predmore) Buckingham whom he married on June 4, 1950 and who passed away on July 21, 1995; step mother, Mildred Buckingham; infant brother, Arden Buckingham; and special friend, Marie Walton.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will held at 11:00 AM on Friday at the New Haven United Methodist Church with Bob James officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made to the New Haven United Methodist Church, the Huron County Soil and Water Memorial Scholarship Fund, or the Stein Hospice of Sandusky. Online condolences can be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
I am sad to see that Lee has passed. I spoke to him many times about my grandfather who lived just down the road on Buckingham road. He knew my aunts and uncles that lived across from the old iron bridge where two ditch lines meet. Lee shared with me stories on my family which I cherish today.
Rex and Family sorry to hear of your fathers passing may he rest in peace . You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time .
We all are very sad to hear of Lee passing! we sure send our love and prayers!! Dad and Lee are up in Heaven probably talking Farming and all the good old days!GOD is good, he will confort you!!!!
I was very sorry to read of Lee’s passing. He was a very dear friend to my Mom, Thelma, and they enjoyed many good times together visiting all the county fairs in the area. Mom remarked to me often that after she had moved to town Lee had kept her connected to the country she loved and missed so much. Please accept my condolences.
My favorite uncle – gone but never forgotten. Take care my dear cousins.
AnnZetta, my sympathy to you in the loss of your brother Lee. My thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you.
AnnZetta and family, so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear. Just saw him in November and he was planning 0n 100. Had a good life and I will miss him when I visit the area. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Bruce and I wish to offer our sympathies on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts.
Just ask my Dad: This week started out on a very sad note with the passing of Lee Buckingham.I was married to his oldest boy Ron 28yrs, but knew Lee 30yrs. We were from different worlds but we had one thing very much in common he always said what he thought right to a person and I do too,which has made a few rough spots in the road over many years just made things interesting, With that said I must say he was the most intelligent person I have meet. He would tell what month I needed to dig houseradis,and many days stood in his back yard watched clouds roll over top I would say going to rain he would say no way we would not get a drop.I would watch him walk over in a flied dig up with his knife a small seeding of corn or beans and say going be sprout in so many days .And he had more history in his head that most libraries do he knew who was related to was who lived in the house that is no longer there.Just a world of information that was never wrote down and on less he told it it is gone for ever.As I write this some of his kids are down road looking at old pictures but some much a camera cant tell you. Many many times I would ask Ron about someone or something about Celeryville New Haven or even Willard and Plymouth and he would say JUST ASK MY DAD you will always be missed Lee
Lisa and family, I am so sorry for your loss,my love and thoughts go out to you at this time,Prayers and God Bless!
I remember Lee from 4-H, the fair and from going to school with some of his kids. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort are with his family and friends.