Charles James “Jim” Hornbuckle, 67, of the Painttown community in Cherokee, NC entered his eternal home Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm. He was a lifelong resident of Cherokee and a member of Acquoni Baptist Chapel. Jim was a Cherokee Police officer for two years and a math teacher for one year. He and his wife Suzanne were houseparents at the Cherokee Children’s Home for 10 years. He worked for the EBCI for 20 years and was a very good listener and friend to many. His last employment was with the Federal Government at Unity Treatment Center from which he retired. A member of the Jackson County Golf Club, he loved the game.
He is preceded in death by his father Charles I Hornbuckle and many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Suzanne (Draughn) Hornbuckle; son, James Michael Hornbuckle and wife Krista; daughter, Jennifer H. Standingdeer and husband Dean; four granddaughters, Lindsay H. Crow and husband Tim with great grandson Waya, Courtney Hornbuckle and friend Ryan Newton with great grandson Coen, Charleigh Standingdeer, Riley Standingdeer; mother, Rubye Hornbuckle; sisters, Beth H. Farris and husband Jim, Jenean H. White and husband Bob. He is also survived by many foster children, grandchildren and great grandchildren whom he loved and who loved him dearly.
He was cremated and ashes spread in front of his beloved home among the roses and azaleas. His hugs, back rubs, jokes and smile will be missed by all that knew him.
The family will receive friends for a Celebration of life at the Acquoni Baptist Chapel on Saturday, May 31 at 12pm with a covered dish meal being served. The family welcomes stories and remembrances of Jim.
In lieu of flowers make donations to Acquoni Chapel Building fund or Cherokee Cancer Support Group.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements for Jim.