Jeffrey L. Buckner, son of Freeman and Shirley Buckner was born on November 5, 1960 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended public schools of Halls High School and Doyle High School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Jeff worked in the insurance industry for many years before becoming self-employed in real estate management. He married Angela (Evans) Buckner in July of 1988 at Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. This union was blessed with two wonderful children. Jeff was a lifelong fan of the Tennessee Volunteers football and basketball teams. As anyone who knew Jeff would tell you, he had the biggest heart and sense of humor. With Jeff’s humbling personality, he was loved by many. His influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him. He quietly departed this life on December 11, 2020 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He is survived by his loving wife, Angela; son Joe Buckner and his wife, Jenna of Christiana, TN; son Jackson Buckner and partner Brenna Quinn of Brentwood, TN; parents Freeman and Shirley (Cain) Buckner of Maryville, TN; brother Tim Buckner and his wife, LuJean of Knoxville, TN.; brother-in-law, James Scott Evans of Maryville, TN; and sister-in-law, Cindy Evans Scheve and her husband, Don of Knoxville, TN. Jeff also had many nieces and nephews. Jeff was looking forward to the birth of his first grandchild, Lennon Marie Buckner, due in early January. The family would like to thank the tremendous work and care of Jeff’s doctors and caregivers at Parkwest Medical Center, Fresenius Kidney Care (Cedar Bluff) and The University of Tennessee Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider memorials be made to The National Kidney Foundation and/or West Haven Baptist Church located at 5651 Matlock Road, Knoxville, TN 37921. Due to COVID, those that plan to attend are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the Smith Trinity Chapel. Family and friends will assemble at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, Alcoa Highway for Graveside services and interment with Rev. Ed Cloud officiating. Condolences and fond memories may also be shared through Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com
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