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08-25-1948 ~ 05-19-2022

Kirby “Catfish” William Buckner, 73, of Sanford, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Central Carolina Hospital.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Solid Rock Community Church with Rev. Brad Marona officiating. 

Kirby was the son of the late Grady William and Lucy Jones Buckner. He retired from Perdue Farms. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Gwyn Buckner. 

Survivors include his daughters, Angie May of Siler City and Karen Buckner of Sanford; sister, Bobbie Kidd of Ramseur; four grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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