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Durward "Bucky" William Southard

December 4, 1957 ~ July 23, 2022 (age 64)

Obituary

Durward "Bucky" Southard age 64 of Smithville, passed away Saturday morning July 23, 2022, at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro.  He was born December 4, 1957, to his parents, the late Bobby Gary and Gloria Annette Johnson Southard, Sr.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Ailene Southard; 2 sisters, Cheryl Freeman and Angie Fults.  Bucky had worked at Delta Express/Mapco for almost 40 years, where he served as the store manager, and he was a Baptist.  He was a member of the NWTF, former member of the Jaycees and helped with many children and youth events and organizations through the years and he loved fishing.  He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Ellen Moore Southard of Smithville; son, Brian Southard and Angel Hearn of Smithville; grandchildren, Ryan Patrick Lincoln, William Skyler Southard and Christopher Corbin Southard; special family, Michelle Southard; brother, Bobby Gary (Sylvia) Southard, Jr. of McMinnville; sisters-in-law, Wanda (Buddy) Wiggs of Christiana, TN, Brenda Taylor and Mike Kingsbury of Smithville and Tammy (Mike) Owens of Smithville; several nieces and nephews; special Mapco Family, Allison Ferguson, Sharon Lombardi, Dylan Wagner, Gabie Johnson and Karen Stone.  Funeral services will be 2:PM Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Michael Hale officiating.  Visitation with the family will be Monday 2:PM until 8:PM and Tuesday 10:AM until the time of the service at 2:PM.  In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to either St. Jude Children's Hospital or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Bucky.  The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to the EMT's at DeKalb Ambulance Service and the staff of St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital for the love and care shown to Bucky.  DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  

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Services

Visitation
Monday
July 25, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

Visitation
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

Funeral Service
Tuesday
July 26, 2022

2:00 PM
DeKalb Funeral Chapel
863 South Congress Blvd.
Smithville, TN 37166

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