HENDERSON, Ky. - James Elvie Buckman, Jr., 72 of Corydon, Ky passed away September 10 at St. Mary’s Medical Center.

He was born March 23, 1941 in Union Co. to James E. Buckman, Sr. and Martha (Davis) Buckman

He was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. He was the owner of Kellous Oil Co. James played basketball for St. Vincents Academy and Holy Name. He loved the Kentucky Wildcats, working crossword puzzles and feeding his fish in his fish pond. His favorite hangout place was the Cairo Store.

He was preceded in death by his father James E. Buckman, Sr. and 2 brothers; Steve Buckman and Billy Ray Buckman.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years Claudia Buckman of Corydon; Mother: Martha Buckman of Henderson; 6 children: Jeff Buckman of Henderson, Lori Hansen of Henderson; Joni Clausen of Pinellas Park, Florida; Kevin Wilke and his wife Janice of Henderson; Jamie Wilke and his wife Selena of Henderson, Tim Buckman and his wife Lorrie of Corydon; 2 brothers: Jack Buckman and his wife Trudy of Henderson; Kenny Buckman of Henderson; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; Nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be 12:00 PM Friday September 13 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Father J. Edward Bradley will officiate.

Visitation will be 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Thursday and 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Friday at Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel. A prayer service will be Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Zack Buckman, Zack Polley, Brock Buckman, Andrew Payne, Mike Cox and Jason Hanson.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences at www.tomblinsonfuneralhome.com

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