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Mac Buckley

Thomas Mac Buckley, age 94, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Weakley County Nursing Home in Dresden. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Murphy Funeral Home in Martin with Minister Gary Smithson officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Gardner Cemetery in Martin.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. until funeral time. Buckley was a United States Marines veteran. He was a former principal of Martin High School and was elected Weakley County Superintendent.  He was a member of South Fulton Church of Christ. He is survived by his children, Barry (Pam) Buckley of Fayetteville and Charlotte (Michael) Cooper of Sharon; three grandchildren, Zac Buckley, Eli (Jessica) Buckley and Luke (Caroline) Buckley; six great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Larry (Barbara) Buckley, Nancy (Larry) Gaylord and Wanda Wodarski. Buckley was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Gray Buckley; parents, Atkins and Nettie McWherter Buckley; brothers, Bill Buckley and Joe Buckley; and stepmother, Gertrue McGehee Buckley. Memorials requested to the Wounded Warrior’s Foundation, or the Weakley County Nursing Home activity fund. Online tributes may be left at

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