Leslie Gordon Buckley, age 83, passed peacefully at his Wilmington home on Monday, October 9, 2017.
Born on January 20, 1934, in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Karl and Elsie ‘Fisher’ Buckley.
In his early years, Leslie developed an interest in biology that stated from exploring the Lytle Creek environment behind his home on Peterson Place. A 1951 graduate of Wilmington High School, he served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and later graduated from Florida Southern University. Leslie loved dogs, cats and all animals. He was very well-read and had a fondness for the classics.
He is survived by his wife, of nearly 50 years, Hannelore ‘Marzluff’ Buckley. Also left to cherish his memory is one son, Leslie Wayne (Karen) Buckley, of Wilmington; grandchildren, Alex and Craig Buckley; and sisters in-law, Virginia Buckley and Sigrid Carter.
Leslie is preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Buckley and Bruce Buckley; and sisters in-law, Nancy Buckley and Marianne Petersen.
Memorial contributions are welcome to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or the Clinton County Humane Society.
Burial to take place at Sugar Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Littleton Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements; please visit www.littletonfuneralhome.com for condolences.