Richard Douglas Buckley passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012 at McCook Community Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 57 years old.
Rick was born on June 12, 1955 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Lewis I. and Delores R. (Pinske) Buckley. He graduated from McCook High School in 1973. Shortly after graduation he entered the US Navy and served until he was honorably discharged in 1974.
He was united in marriage to Charlene (Funk) Brusoe on July 4, 2000 at McCook. They made there home in McCook where Rick was employed as a Rig Operator in the Oil Fields until his health prevented him from working.
In his free time Rick loved scuba diving, sailing, hunting and fishing, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed listening to rock, blues and classical music and reading Stephen King’s books. He was an avid Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche fan.
Preceding him in death were his father, Lewis Buckley; maternal and paternal grandparents; nephew, Nathanial Buckley; and his best friend Baron Von Royal II.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene Buckley, of McCook; two daughters, Vanessa and Sheenan Buckley both of Denver, CO; sons, Brandon Brusoe of McCook and Adam Brusoe and wife, Lindsay, of Culbertson; six grandchildren, June, Austin, Jayden and Camron Brusoe, Elyace Buckley, and Karson Mayo; his mother, Delores Buckley of McCook; sisters, Cathy and husband, Dr. Warren Jones, of McCook, Janelle and husband, Jeff Stoller, of Thornton, CO, and Tamara Scott of McCook; brothers, David Buckley and wife, Debra, of Minneola, KS and Jay Buckley and wife, Monica, of Cambridge; numerous nieces, nephews, family and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in his name. Friends may send condolences to the family at www.carpenterbreland.com
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. There will be a private family inurnment at a later time.