John Gilbert Buckles

John Gilbert Buckles, 94 of Elizabethtown, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. He was born in Glendale, February 4, 1924, to the late Albert Lee and Eva Owens Buckles. He was a member of the Glendale Christian Church, an avid fisherman and retired from the Fort Knox Fire Department with over 33 years of service. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Leola Druen Buckles; four brothers, Marion, Owen, Robert, and Roy: one sister, Evelyn Shelman; and a grandson, Timothy. He is survived by his son, Robert (Diane) Buckles of Elizabethtown; two grandchildren, Jonathan (Melissa) Buckles of Erlangen, Germany and Robin ( Robert) Tucker of Versailles; one brother, William (Linda) Buckles of Glendale; two sisters, Molly Jane (Robert) Bell of Louisville and Wanda (Ronnie) Knox of Elizabethtown; and five great grandchildren, Tylan, Mackenzie, Ella Tucker, Madison and Isabel Buckles. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Brother Mike Bell officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Christian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday and continue after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Alzheimer's Associaton. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, May 14, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home