Memory Book
James Kay "Buck" Buckles
March 27, 1942 - February 04, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 5:07 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of James Kay Buckles. May you find comfort in knowing our Heavenly Father holds out the hope of the resurrection for our dead loved ones. His son, Jesus, said "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". John 5:28,29. Our dead loved ones are in God's memory and one day he will resurrect them to a paradise earth. Psalms 37:9,10,11,29. Job 14:13-15 says he has a yearning to do so. Isn't that comforting to know? Revelation 21:3,4 says that one day on this earth, death will be no more, neither will pain or mourning be any more.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:48 PM

I can barely see through these tears I'm shedding as I sign the Memory Book for my dear brother, James K. Buckles. Just "Brother" as I called him.

What a special man and a true blessing to so many. In the early 1960's, our mom, Betty Ruth Buckles, was diagnosed with terminal cancer and, our dad, Dana James Buckles was away from home 2 weeks of each month because of job requirements. At that time I was just 12 years old and my sweet, kind, and generous big brother Jim, was himself only 25. Even way back then, 50 years ago, I already could see, appreciate, and love Brother for the many sacrifices he made for us by putting much of his own life, career and social interest on hold while always being there for Mom and I when Dad could not be. Jim was my teacher of life, love, and most of all music. He also taught me to talk, giggle, laugh, bring laughter to others, and how to dance. He was never too proud to get up and dance with his little sister. We even walked away with some dance contest ribbons and trophies. He could really get his groove on.

I am so grateful to the Lord above for 62+ years of my life that James Kay Buckles, My Brother, lived to share his example of love, kindness, compassion, and selflessness.

James was an awesome brother, husband, father, and friend.
He will be greatly missed now on this earth. I pray for each of us that our memories today, and God's promises to bring us together again tomorrow, will bring us strength.
Ginny Buckles-Almond (Hayward, CA)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:43 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of James Kay " Buck" Buckles. I am sorry for your loss. May you the fond memories you all have,help to comfort you through this difficult time. This is Gods promise to all his faithful servants:"Do nut be afraid,for I am with you. Do not be anxious,for I am your God. I will fortify you,yes, I will help you. I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness ". ( Isiah 41:10). The death of a loved one can be very painful and weight heavily on our hearts. But knowing that God truly cares will help heal as you celebrate his life.
L M (West Hempstead, NY)

Sunday, March 19, 2017 8:19 PM

I first met Jim when I was transferred in 1985 to FAA HQ in Washington, DC. We instantly became friends, both being from Iowa. He became my go to guy in the branch to answer many of the questions I had about navigating the halls of headquarters. I will always remember his kind manner and pleasant smile. He was always happy go lucky and I don't believe he had a mean bone in his body. He will be greatly missed.
Terry Schomburg (McKinney, TX)

Saturday, March 18, 2017 1:53 PM

I first met Jim in Washington, D.C. as he was handing off his programs to me. I enjoyed the many work trips with him and the FAA teams as he always knew of a special restaurant that we had to experience. Smart, kind and gentle are the words I would use to describe Jim.
Charles Ullmann (Huntington Beach, CA)
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