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Rocky Buckles

Died: Wed., Apr. 1, 2020


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A private graveside service will be held for long-time Coos County resident, Rocky Jay Buckles, Sr., who died April 1, 2020 in Bandon at the age of 65.   A Celebration of Rocky’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.

Rocky was born September 25, 1954 in North Bend, the son of Buddy Ray & Mary Yvonne Strine Buckles.  He attended school in North Bend and played football for North Bend High School, graduating in 1972.  He attended SWOCC for a year then played football for Southern Oregon University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree.

He married Laura Ralph on June 29, 1975. 

Rocky’s career was in the trucking industry moving from truck driver to dispatcher to general manager and then purchaser.  He refereed high school football for 17 years and was a basketball referee for several years as well.  He enjoyed his John Deere Tractor, woodworking, bird hunting and loved riding his Harley with Clint Dorland and the Dorland family.  It is also well known he was a life-long Duck fan.

In addition to his wife of nearly 45 years, Laura, Rocky is survived by his daughter, Jandy & Ryan Torland; son, Rocky “R.J.” Buckles, Jr.; sister, Nona & Frank Carpenter; brother, Buddy Buckles & Sonia Marquez; niece, Jordan Buckles; nephews, Kyle Buckles and Jason Demaray ; great-niece, Annie Demaray; aunts, Virginia & Jim Johnson and Netabelle Buckles and sister-in-law, Carol Ralph.

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Ray Nelsen
   Posted Tue April 07, 2020
It was with great sadness and shock to read of Rocky's passing. He was a student of mine at North Bend. I hadn't seen Rocky for many years, but a year of so ago we met at the Coos Bay Fitness Center and often chatted during our workouts. He will be missed.

Megan Lucas
   Posted Tue April 07, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss -- Rocky was such a good guy. We will be thinking of you all. Stay Safe. Mike, Megan, Ryan, and Andy Goll

Robert Sanders
   Posted Sun April 12, 2020
So sorry to hear about Rocky passing a way. I remember when my wife Lee Passed on Rocky sent Flowers.

Bill and Judy Ohlsen
   Posted Mon April 13, 2020
We cannot express the sadness at hearing of Rocky's passing. A loss for all of us on the hill. We hope you find comfort in each other and your memories of a really special man.

John & Jonette Flynn
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
We are so sorry to hear of Rocky's passing. He was such a special person. Someone who left a lasing impression of kindness. Our thoughts & prayers go to the entire family.

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