GRANT COLEMAN BUCKNER, 23, of Wanchese, died Sunday, July 13, 2003, in his home. Grant was a native of Dare County and was a commercial fisherman. He was a graduate of Manteo High School class of 2000, a member of Wanchese Assembly of God where he was assistant youth pastor. Grant loved his family and had a heart for the Lord Jesus Christ. He had hoped to become a missionary and had done missions work in Costa Rica and Honduras and loved to write music.
He was the son of Michael Buckner of Kitty Hawk and Dolly Tillett of Wanchese.
Besides his parents surviving are two sisters; Lauren Buckner of South Nags Head and Erin Lilley of Kitty Hawk, two brothers; Jason Midgett of Mooresville, N.C. and Chris Paul of Atlanta, Ga, Maternal grandparents; Omie Jennings and Patsy Tillett of Wanchese, Paternal grandmother; Becky Midgett of Stumpy Point and paternal grandparents, the late Roy Lee and Shirley Buckner, three aunts; Gail Lane and husband Ricky of Manns Harbor, Diane Griffin and husband Doug of Rocky Mount, N.C., Sandy Bevil and husband Bill of Charlotte, N.C., his uncle, Larry Buckner and wife Ruth of Raleigh, N.C., two cousins; Woody Fearing of Kitty Hawk and Wendy Fearing of Magnolia, Texas. Grant is also survived by his special friend Hannah Simpson and close friend Bobby Mooty.
A celebration of Grant’s life will be held at Wanchese Assembly of God, Friday, July 18,2003, at 11:00 a.m. by the Rev. David Dalton and Rev. David Daniels. Burial will be held in Tillett Cemetery. Friends may join the family at Twiford Funeral Home, Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to missions or youth of Wanchese Assembly of God. Twiford’s Colony Chapel Manteo is assisting the Buckner family with arrangements.
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