Gary Lee Buckley


April 30, 1954 - November 24, 2008




Gary Lee Buckley was born April 30, 1954 at Brookings, SD, to Ray and Evelyn (Fouts) Buckley. He moved to Mitchell with his family in 1963 and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1972. He graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy in Pierre. On November 11, 1978, he married Janice Hohn at the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. He was Pennington County Deputy Sheriff in Rapid City for 28 years until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of the South Dakota Bow Hunters Association, National Field Archers Association, Prairie States Archery Association and the National Rifle Association. He had been a member of the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell and was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Rapid City.

 He is survived by his wife Jan, of Rapid City, his parents Ray and Evelyn Buckley of Mitchell, three brothers: Devin Buckley, Alan Buckley, Ryan Buckley and wife Stacy and Chris Buckley, all of Mitchell, three nieces: Allison and Natalie Buckley and Destiny Buckley, two nephews, Jason and Ben Buckley and his aunts, uncles and cousins.




Friday, November 28, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, November 29, 2008
1:30 PM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Stevenvor on February 25, 2014
Hello. And Bye. ggggggggggggg
Posted by Dottie Pugsley on November 29, 2008
I work for Child Protective Services in Rapid City. I worked with Gary often when he was employed at the Sheriff's Department. He was one of the kindest, most gentle spirited men I have ever known. I wanted to let you know how sad I was to hear of his passing. Please be comforted by the fond memories that you hold about Gary in your hearts. I am greatful to have known him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Don & Terrie Hostetter on November 28, 2008
Terrie and I were shocked to learn of the passing of your son Gary. Please accept our deepest sympathany; our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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