Glen E. Buckles, age 78, died peacefully at home, Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Borger, Texas. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the 1st Baptist Church with Leon Mitchell officiating. Cremation was under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger.
He was born August 29, 1935 in Elgin, OK to Richard J. and Merle Bowling Buckles. He graduated from Phillips High School in May 1953, then attended Howard Payne University and Frank Phillips College a year before joining the U.S. Air Force, serving his country from 1954 until 1962. He married Charlene Jackson in March 1955 at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. To this union were born two sons, William Joseph and Steven Almon and daughter, Brenda Gay. He earned a B.S degree from UTA in 1964. Glen was owner-operator of Buckles Refrigeration, retiring at age 75. Glen loved music, and served as interim music leader in churches in Texas and New Mexico, beginning at the age of 16.
Preceding him in death were his parents, brother Richard Buckles, step-brother Dennis Ross, and step-father Clay Ross.
Surviving are his wife of the home, sons William J. (wife Vicki), Steven A. (wife Patricia), and daughter Brenda Middleton (husband Thomas). Also surviving are grandchildren, Teresa Vineyard ( husband Jared), Justin, Dominic, Lucie, and Seamus Middleton, Dustin and Misty Yudovitz and Zachary White, and 3 great-grandchildren. His surviving siblings are Marilyn Walker (husband Jim), Linda West, John Buckles, step-brother David Ross, and many other extended family members.
Glen faithfully served the church as a deacon and also served on the Golden Plains Community Hospital Board of Trustees, and the board of Opportunities, Inc. In Glenâ€™s spirit of serving the needs of the community, the family has requested any donations be made to Gideons International, Golden Plains Community Hospital Wagner Scholarship fund, Opportunities, Inc., Living Waters, the Buttercup House non-profit day-care, Hospice of the Southwest or any other charity of your choice.