John R. “Junnie” Hornbuckle, Jr., 69, of Cherokee, passed away on Sep. 17 ,2013 following a brief illness at the Tsali Care Ctr. in Cherokee.
John was the son of the late John Russell Hornbuckle, Sr. and Stacey Florence (Crowe) Hornbuckle of Cherokee. He was fire fighter in days passed and a “Gun Fighter” at the old Frontier Land themed park in Cherokee. John lived most of his last years with family and remained close with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
John is survived by son Freeman Bradley, one brother, Alexander Hornbuckle and one sister, Francis Wahnetah; nieces, Stacey Hornbuckle, Joyce Bowman, Loretta Kirby, Freida Huskey, Paula Holloway, Stacey Louise Harsh and Bobbi Wahnetah; nephews, Howard Wahnetah, Lee Wahnetah, Mingo Hornbuckle, Buddy Hornbuckle, Allen Hornbuckle, Jeff Hornbuckle, Wahnetah Curtis, Taylor Bridges, Ronnie Hornbuckle, Larry Hornbuckle and David Youngbird.
He is also preceded in death by three brothers, Clifford Earl Hornbuckle, Van Hornbuckle and Lauren Hornbuckle and three sisters, Jean Hornbuckle, Nora Hornbuckle and Marie Cole
Services will be held in the Chapel of Long House Funeral Home at 2pm on Wednesday, Sept. 18 with a visitation the same day from 10am to 2pm the start of the service. An immediate burial will follow in the Amazing Grace Cemetery near niece Joyce Bowman’s home on Bradley Branch in Cherokee. Brother Greg Morgan will officiate and the Pall Bearers will be among the family, free labor group and staff of Long House.
Long House is assisting the family in the arrangements of services.