Trousdale County, Tennessee


           Mr. Walter L. Karnes Buckingham, Sr. age 81 of the Beasley's Bend community of Trousdale County, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2008 at his home. Mr. Buckingham was born Oct. 1, 1926, to Arnet and Blanche Belcher Buckingham in Trousdale County. Mr. Buckingham was a WWII veteran who spent the majority of his 81 years in his beloved Trousdale County. He was active in county government, serving on the County Commission at the time of his death.
          He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joe Arnet, Paul and David Larimore Buckingham: and two sisters, Mary Belle Buckingham and Laura Mildred Buckingham Jones. He is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Louise Birchett Buckingham; son, Walter L. Karnes Buckingham, Jr.(Janie) of Lafayette, daughter, Mary Louise Buckingham Carpenter of Lebanon, Tenn. two granddaughters, Lisa (Chad) Wheat and Connie (Steve) Walker; one grandson, George William Carpenter, IV (Bill). Great-Granddaughter, Taylor Paige Walker and two great-grandsons, Sean and Austin Wheat.
          In accordance with Mr. Buckingham's wishes, no services are scheduled. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred A. Vaught Public Library, 211 White Oak St., Hartsville, TN 37074
Hartsville Vidette (Hartsville, TN) Feb 2008

A Tribute to a Gentleman and a Scholar

          Mr. Buckingham's valuable help to many reseachers is immeasurable. Many of us know about our ancestors through his kind and generous endeavors. He was always ready to come to the Fred A. Vaught Public Library to assist and guide people seeking their kinfolks.
          Mr. Buckingham did a pamphlet about the Trousdale County Courthouse, a valuable account. With Lorraine Bronner he did a book of the 1930 census with a lot of extra genealogical information included.
          It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we have this page. He will be greatly missed.

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