Bonnie Kate Buckner




CANDLER – Bonnie Kate Buckner, age 88 of Candler died Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Mrs. Buckner was born August 12, 1928 in Buncombe County, where she lived all of her life. She was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, listening to and watching the birds. Bonnie was a faithful member of Riverside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Hester Buckner Foster; sister, Dorothy Caldwell; and brother, J. R. Foster.

Surviving are her husband of 43 years Ray Buckner, Sr.; daughters, Doris Ann Sanders, Carolyn Mathis; sons, Earl Buckner, Ray Buckner, Jr.; half-sister, Patricia Foster; 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and 1 on the way.

Her funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Riverside Baptist Church, Woodfin, with Reverend John Honeycutt officiating. Burial will be in West Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday at West Funeral Home, Weaverville.

At other times, the family will be at the residence.

Flowers are welcome.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Buckner’s obituary at