Lee Void Buckner

August 15, 2019

Born in: Yancey County, NC
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Lee Void Buckner, 84, of Johnson City, died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at The Waters of Johnson City. He was a native of Yancey County, NC, son of the late Roy C. and Lena Taylor Buckner.

Lee served in the U S Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of the North Johnson City Baptist Church.

Lee enjoyed raising cattle and horses on his farm in Greeneville.

He was founder of many Shell convenience stores in both Asheville and around Johnson City.

In addition to his parents, two brothers, Ray and Vernon Buckner as well as a sister, Lucille Twiggs preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Peggy Ayers Buckner; two daughters, Julie Hanneker and April Frank (husband Chris); two sons, Gregory Buckner (wife Katrina) and Mark Buckner (wife Hillary); a brother, Maurice Buckner; eleven grandchildren, Emily, Greg, Jr., Erich, Jeremy, Taylor, Sarah, Ellie, Owen, Kaia, Esme and Nash; three great grandchildren, Hunter, Wyatt and Eloise; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Morris-Baker Funeral Home in the Maple room from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm. A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Little Ivy Baptist Church Cemetery at 11:00 am. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The address for the church is 1053 Crossroads Parkway, Mars Hill, NC. Family and friends may gather at 10:50 am at the cemetery.


Visitation: August 18, 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Morris-Baker Funeral Home
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601


Room: Maple Room

Graveside Service: August 19, 2019 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Little Ivy Baptist Church Cemetery
1053 Crossroads Parkway
Mars Hill, NC 28754


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  1. Dr & Mrs James A Ford says:

    Such an outstanding guardian of his family as it grew! Privileged to have our granddaughter Ellie & her mother near us as neighbors in Town Acres! Rest In Peace PAW as Ellie lovingly addresses him…you will be greatly missed

  2. Matthew & Leercia Bolton says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Buckner family.

  3. Joan younce says:

    Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. We had so many good times together when I lived in Johnson City. My condolences to you and your family. Love you much, Joan Younce

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