The Edmond Sun


May 25, 2012

Orville Buckley

EDMOND —     Orville “Otis” Buckley,  77, of Edmond, Okla., passed away May 24, 2012. He was born July 15, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Orville O. Sr. and Alice Hazel Buckley.

    He lived in Edmond since 1949 with brief periods in Clinton and Lawton. Otis enjoyed wrestling while attending Edmond High School and he graduated there in 1952. He served in the Marine Corps from 1953-1956 where he learned computer skills which helped him acquire a job with IBM. He retired from IBM after 35 years. Otis married Frances Anita Babendererde on April 29, 1956.

    Otis was a loving husband and father and family was the most important to him. He enjoyed camping, boating, fishing, carpentry and mechanic work. He enjoyed reading and learning new things and he especially enjoyed learning on the internet and investing later in life.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Orville O Sr. and Alice Hazel Buckley; three brothers, J.V. Buckley, George Buckley, and Richard Buckley and one sister, Delores Cleaver.

    He is survived by his wife of the home, Frances Buckley; five daughters and two sons-in-law: Deborah Long, Tammy and Dan Wolf and Nancy Buckley and Cindy Buckley all of Edmond; Connie and Tom Lagaly of Snyder; grandchildren: Brandy Long, Eric Wolf and Ryan Wolf; three brothers and four sisters-in-law: Jane Buckley, Harvey and Shirley Buckley, Charles and Neoma Buckley, Floyd and JoAnn Buckley and one brother-in-law, Bill Cleaver, and many nieces and nephews.

    Services for Otis will be 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Baggerley Funeral Home with interment to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.            Those wishing to honor him may do so by contributing to the Alzheimer’s Association P.O. Box 96011Washington, DC 20090-6011 or 1.800.272.3900.

    Services entrusted to the care of Baggerley Funeral Home of Edmond. To share memories or send condolences, please visit

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