Kevin L. Buckner, 57, St. Joseph, MO

Kevin L. Buckner, 57, St. Joseph, MO

Kevin L. Buckner, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, November 28, 2013.

Kevin L. Buckner, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, November 28, 2013.

He was born June 14, 1956 to Grover and Vera (Swearingin) Buckner in Bonne Terre, Missouri.

Kevin grew up in Kansas City, Missouri where he attended school in the Hickman Mills school district and graduated from Ruskin High School in1974.

Kevin was a swimmer and diver on the Holiday Swim Club teams.

He attended Southwest Missouri State University and later DeVry Electronics Program.

He married Sally Frounfelter on June 28, 1975. She survives of the home. Mr. Buckner was a sales manager for Farner Bocken Company.

Kevin Buckner was a lifelong believer in Christ, attending Word of Life Church and Calvary Chapel in the years that he lived in St Joseph.

Kevin’s passion was music: listening, recording, mixing and mastering, and engineering the sound for live performances.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Additional Survivors: son, Gabriel Buckner, Council Bluffs, Iowa; two daughters, Vera Hopper, Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Anna Shalz, Stuttgart, Germany; grandchildren, Isaiah Buckner, Nehemiah Buckner, Kaleb Buckner, Josiah Buckner, Isabella Hopper, Sophia Hopper, Alexander Hopper, Arianna Hopper, Nikolas Hopper, Adalia Hopper, Levi Shalz and Gracie Shalz; brothers, Ike Buckner, Greenville, South Carolina and Robbin Buckner, Lee’s Summitt, Missouri; and sister, Penne Buckner, Norborn, Missouri.

Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  The Celebration of Kevin’s Life will be held at Stony Creek Inn on December 15, 6PM to 9PM and all are welcome.

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