John Howard Buckler

By June 21, 2013 Obituaries

John Howard “Buck” Buckler, age 57, of North Charleston, SC, passed away on Thursday, June 20th, 2013 at his residence. Services pending and will be announced at a later date. Mr. Buckler was born on October 19th, 1955 in Subic Bay Naval Station, Philippines. He was the son of Joseph Paul Buckler and Margaret Blanchard Buckler. Mr. Buckler served in the United States Navy and was in sales during his working career. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his loving wife of many years, Melissa Lee Huber Buckler. His adoring children; David Goings of DeKalb, Illinois, Molly, Madeleine, Margaret, and Mallory Buckler, all of North Charleston, South Carolina. Also included are his cherished siblings, Theresa Jane Ernst of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and Mary Smith of Lumberton, North Carolina, Jeffery Buckler of Lafayette, Louisiana and Jim Buckler of Lexington, South Carolina and Phillip Buckler of Tacoma, Washington. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services.


  • kim lusby says:

    John buckler was a awesome guy to know. He was so positive even when things were not so great. He taught me a lot of things on life. He was a man that loved life and learned many things from life. Im so great ful that God gave me a chance to meet such a special person like him. I will never forget him or the things he taught me. I will miss john very deeply.

  • Judy Rothfeld says:

    John was a great caring friend and a wonderful work buddy who became my best friend almost immediately after meeting him. He was loved by everyone at work and sure helped make the hours go by a little easier and faster. He always spoke about his children who were the most important thing in his world. There were always funny stories he told about his kids and i know everything he did was with his family in mind. John was the most selfless person I ever met. He was the kindest person I had ever come across. I have missed him so much since he moved away from IL and now that its for ever its hard to imagine. At least I know that he is out of pain though and watching over his family like the father he was. I am sure he will be with each and every one of you always.

  • Theresa Ernst says:

    John was a great guy and definitely love his Wife Melisa who showed how much she loved him everyday. He was a good father and adored his kids.His pain and suffering have now been done and i know he is in heaven with his mom dad and several siblings.. He was a good brother and my daughter (his goddaughter) Shallon Ernst and my son named after him Johnathan Howard along with my husband Ronald and myself will miss him greatly. we send our prayers every day to his wife and kids and will keep John alive in our hearts forever

  • Patty Callas says:

    A genuinely great person and someone that always made you laugh, is how I’ll always remember John. He was truely wonderful to work with and had such a funny sense of humor. He always referred to me as “Miss Patty”. May you rest in peace and know that you touched so many of us in your lifetime. You will be dearly missed.

  • Philip Buckler says:

    John was a great brother and friend, who put his family first. He loved his wife and all 5 kids. When he became ill John knew that he wanted his family near other family members and took action to see this done while he could.
    While we lived most of our grown lifes apart there were 3 years or so that our familys lived nearby so we could have get togethers and celebrate birthdays which leave great memories. When we lived thousand of miles apart we kept in touch and always played March Madness and yes I lost more then I won and I still owe my brother 10$ from this past season.
    We will miss him greatly and even now I want to give him a call. I know the last 2-3 months John was in pain and now he is with the Lord and other family members. Love you John
    Brother Phil

  • Diana Noga says:

    From the first day I met John at work I guess you could say we hit it off… He walked by my desk and said ” Hey new girl what’s your name” I said “it’s Diana but you can call me Sunny!” He looked at me with a puzzled look and said ” No you don’t look like either you look like a Becky so I will call you Becky…”And he did!!! He would always give me a hard time that I liked my Mc Donalds coffee… He insisted I needed to switch to Dunkin Donuts not my Mud from Mc Donalds!! He talked me into sewing a button on his leather jacket one day while I was making dials “to prove I can multitask LOL then he thanked me by buying me a cup of “real coffee”… yep thats right Dunkin Donuts! He was so proud of his family he showed off his pictures in his wallet any chance he could! He was a hard worker and would not let anything stop him, he was such a great role model of a hard worker, family man, and a friend… He will be missed and forever remembered.