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09/30/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Tommy Buckingham

Thomas Wheeler Buckingham
(22 Feb 1947 - 22 Sept 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1964

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 There is more sad news this Monday.    Tommy Buckingham, Class of 1964, passed away in Monroe, North Carolina on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the age of 66.  He was the brother of Susan Buckingham Towler of VA and    Kenny Buckingham ('67) of NC, and of the late   Bill Buckingham (d. 12 Apr 2009) (See also:

From the Daily Press - 09/30/13:

           Thomas Wheeler Buckingham


    MORVEN, N.C. - Mr. Thomas Wheeler Buckingham, 66, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Hospice of Union County in Monroe, NC.

Tom was born February 22, 1947 in Newport News, VA. He was a graduate of Newport News High School and King College and was a veteran of the United States Army having served during the Vietnam War.

He retired as District Executive for the Central NC Council of Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of Morven Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir, was a deacon, elder and former clerk of session.

Surviving him are his mother, Thelma Buckingham and sister, Susan B. Towler (Dave) of Yorktown and brother, Ken Buckingham (Linda) of Arden, NC. Also surviving are his wife of 44 years, Mary Wall Buckingham, his children, Thomas Wheeler Buckingham, II and Celeste Buckingham Dutton and 5 grandchildren, all of Morven, NC.

Tommy Buckingham
  He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Wheeler Buckingham, III and by a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Kay Buckingham.

Memorials may be made to Central NC Council of BSA, P.O. Box 250, Albemarle, NC 28002.  View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from September 30 to October 2, 2013.

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September 24, 2013
Extending deepest sympathy to the Buckingham family. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time.

~ M Hemphill, Charlotte, North Carolina

September 30, 2013 

Susan and Dave, I am sorry to hear of your brother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do for you or help you in any way, please let me know. I live very close to you. With love, Donnie Angel

September 30, 2013   

My sympathies to the family-Tommy was in my graduating class at NNHS

~ Jo Ann Stewart, Oakton, Virginia

October 01, 2013    

Tommy and I grew up together at 2nd Presbyterian Church in NN and were in the same class in high school. Deepest condolences to Tommy's family.

~ Alice Fowler Edwards, Lanexa, Virginia

October 01, 2013   

Thelma and family,
I'm sorry for your loss. Tommy and I were friends as you and I are and we sang together in the choir at Second Presbyterian Church. May the Lord comfort your family during this period of grief and transition.

~ George Ashby


October 01, 2013 

Attended Newport News High School with Tommy and recall happy times as teenagers. So sorry for his recent death and send my thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time.

~ Vivian Calhoun, Yorktown, Virginia

October 01, 2013   

Tommy was a treasured member of our NNHS 1964 Family. He will certainly be fondly remembered and truly missed by all of us who knew him. My deepest condolences to the Family.

~ David Spriggs, Norfolk, Virginia
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October 01, 2013 

So sorry to hear of the passing of Tommy. I went to high school with Tommy; he was in several of my classes. My sincere sympathy to his family.

~ Catherine Slusser - Hudson, Newport News, Virginia

October 01, 2013 

Tommy Buckingham was a kind person and a cheerful and loyal Typhoon. His dedication to his family, his church, and his community undoubtedly made the world a better place. May he rest in peace.

~ Kit Thomas NNHS 1964

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   Our deepest condolences are extended to Tommy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

It Is Well with My Soul

Words by Horatio G. Spafford, 1873
Music by Philip P. Bliss, 1876

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, tho' trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious tho't:
My sin, not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
"Even so" it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

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