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John Craig Buckman

John “Craig” Buckman, 66, of Huntsville, Missouri, passed away on June 20, 2018, at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri. Craig was born to Charles Joseph and Wanda Lee (Bevell) Buckman on November 17, 1951, in Hannibal, Missouri. He and Edith Sumpter were married on April 10, 1981. Craig liked collecting pocket knives and beer steins. He always had a joke and enjoyed teasing people. He was a very hard and dedicated worker. Craig was employed by AB Chance Co. in Centralia for 45 years before retiring in July of 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Phillip Buckman. Craig’s survivors include his wife, Edith Buckman of Huntsville, Missouri; sons: Kevin (Jill) Huntsman of St. Joseph, Missouri, Kyle (Lisa) Huntsman of St. Peters, Missouri, and Brian Buckman of Warrensburg, Missouri; brothers: Roger (Jerene) of Jefferson City, Missouri and Pat Buckman of Sparks, Missouri; sisters: Marian Jean (Jene) Abbott of Quincy, Illinois, Susan (Bob) Sanders of England, and Gerri (Cecil) Moore of Hallsville, Missouri; grandchildren: Hannah, Alex and Anna; great-grandchild, Gage Huntsman. A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly. Funeral Service will take place on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Brad Fuemmeler officiating. Burial will follow at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, Missouri with Military Honors. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to The Central Missouri Honor Flight 1400 Forum Blvd. Ste. 7-A, Box 334, Columbia, MO 65203 United States To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of John Craig Buckman please visit our Sympathy Store.

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When We were growing up with cousin Craig he would always keep my brother Sam and I in stitches. He always had a joke or funny story to tell. Always good memories! Our thoughts and prayers are with Edie and the family. Thanks for helping Uncle Eddie and Aunt Thelma over the years!

Wayne Bevell Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

Dad and I have known Craig and Eddie for years. They have been such good friends. Craig was always so kind and when my Dad's pilot light went out on his furnace one cold night, Craig was right there to help. He had a great laugh and a beautiful smile and we will miss him! We do know he is at peace now. Art and Linda Grossglauser

Linda Grossglauser Jun 22 2018 12:00 AM

From Curt McGirt remembering a great guy and friend. Deepest sympathy Curt

Curtis Mcgirt Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

From Curt McGirt remembering a great guy and friend. Deepest sympathy Curt

Curtis Mcgirt Jun 21 2018 12:00 AM

Craig was my supervisor for 3 1/2 years at chances. He was more than a great supervisor, he was a good friend. So sorry that I have not been in touch with him for years. I will never forget him. I'm so sorry for his family's loss.

Judy Crow culp Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

Went to High School with Craig. I also went into the Army with him and got discharged at the same. A great friend.

Thomas W Shrader Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

I worked wit Craig for 40 yrs. A good man and friend . He will be greatly missed . Kenny Smith

Kenny Smith Jun 20 2018 12:00 AM

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