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Rocky Alan Buckley, 57-year-old Cookson resident, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Tulsa. He was born on Saturday, September 27, 1958 to Charles and Neoma (Harden) Buckley in Hugo, OK.
As a young boy, Rocky grew up in Hennessey then moved to Checotah in the 8th grade. In 1976, he graduated from Checotah High School furthering his education at Oklahoma State University. Rocky went to work at Allied Bearing, then to Ft. Howard where he worked as a machinist retiring after 21 years. He later went to work for Grandview Water District as an assistant manager.
On Saturday, July 19, 1997 he married the love of his life, Penny James in Gore, OK. He worked as a metal fabricator at Ziese for several years before retiring in 2015. He loved spending time fishing and hunting. Rocky enjoyed sports of all kinds and was very competitive. Rocky was saved and baptized at age 13 at a tent revival in Hennessey, Ok. In 1970 he became a member of First Baptist Church of Checotah where he was very active in the youth group.
Rocky was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rassie and Willie Mae Harden and Orville and Hazel Buckley.
He is lovingly survived by his wife, Penny of the home; his Mom and Dad, Neoma and Charles Buckley of Checotah; his sister, Kim Buckley Stapleton and her husband David of Bixby; his daughters, Rebecca Laney and her husband Matt of Ft. Gibson, OK, Chandra James of Golden, Co.; his grandchildren, Matyson and Mattix Rassie Laney of Ft. Gibson. Rocky is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.
Services celebrating the life of Mike were held at 1:00 PM on Monday, September 19, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Lane Buckley and Mr. Matt Laney, officiating. Committal prayers and Internment followed in Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Matt Laney, David Stapleton, Darrell Adair, Richard Sedwick, Steve Cooper and Kenny Moss served as Casket Bearers. Mike Buckley, Paul Clayton Buckley and Joe Buckley served as Honorary Casket Bearers. You may share online condolences with Rocky's family at www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com.
The family of Rocky Alan Buckley entrusted his care, services and burial to John, Kim and Seth Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.
Published on September 15, 2016
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