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Andrew Buckingham - 55

3/22/1960 - 6/30/2015

Clinton, IA

Andrew T. “Bucky” Buckingham, age 55 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport. A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the 8th St. Inn. Burial will be at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Bucky was born in Milwaukee on March 22, 1960, the son of Henry and Edythe (Trott) Buckingham. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1978 and received his mechanics training from Scott Community College. He had been employed with 24/7 Shell in Clinton. Bucky served with the Iowa National Guard for 26 years, retiring as a Staff Sergeant. He had 21 years of joy spending his life with Jill Pearson and her children. Bucky enjoyed spending time with his friends at the 8th St. Inn. He was a master of trivia and an avid sports fan, following the Oakland Raiders and Colorado Avalanche.

Bucky is survived by three step-children; Andy (Vicky Petersen) Pearson of Camanche, Wendy (Chuck) Buikema of Clinton and Audrey (David) Yarolem of Clinton; nine step-grandchildren, Brian, Mariyah, Aleigha, Aaron, Cayden, Kasey, Tyler, Amanda and Aleigha; a sister-in-law, Jamie (Clyde Graff) Dornbush of Clinton; two brother-in-laws, Jerry (Kara) Barrette and John (Mary) Barrette both of Clinton; his mother-in-law, Dolores Barrette of Clinton and his best friend of 48 years, Randy Weller of Camanche. He was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Jill Pearson.

Celebration of Life:

A Celebration of Life will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at the 8th St. Inn. Burial will be at a later date.

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