John Edward Buckins, age 80, passed away on January 6, 2021, after a brief illness.
Mr. Buckins was born December 15, 1940, in Baxley, GA, to the late James A. Buckins and Alene White Buckins. His family moved to Soperton, GA, where he graduated from Soperton High School. John served in the Army National Guard and attended the Marsh Business College in Atlanta, GA, where he also met the love of his life of 56 years, Ann Russell Buckins. He made a lifetime career of serving the public as a self-employed Tax Accountant for over 60 years with John E. Buckins Tax and Accounting Service in Dublin, GA.
John was a member of Marie Baptist Church where he was a faithful servant as a Deacon and as a member on several committees. John enjoyed spending his leisure time fishing, hunting, scuba diving, and playing golf.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his in-laws, William “Bill” Russell and Marie Johnston Russell, of Dublin.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Russell Buckins; son, Steve Edward Buckins, of Dublin; sisters, Shirley Williams (Earl), of Uvalda, GA and Peggy Bailey (Joe), of Dublin; sister-in-law, Betty Russell Thomas (Mike), of Sharpsburg, GA; brother-in-law, Gary Russell (Patty), of Dudley; special aunts, Ineva Tanner, of Leesburg, GA, and Lucille Aldridge, of Florida, and several nieces, and nephews.
Graveside services for Mr. Buckins will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Marie Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Bobby Hutto will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Marie Baptist Church, 589 Perry Dairy Road, Dublin, GA, 31021, or to your favorite charity. Townsend Brothers Funeral Home and Staff respectfully ask all in attendance to wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
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