Alexander Hornbuckle, 81, of Cherokee, passed away following a period of declining health at the Cherokee Indian Hospital on Oct. 6, 2019.
Alexander was the son of the late John Russell Hornbuckle Sr. and Stacy (Crowe) Hornbuckle of Cherokee. He was bright, spirited man who loved his garden and the outdoors in general. He was a lover of all Cherokee sports and was known to hand out Gatorade and other support products to assist the many athletes to do their best in whatever rivalry they may be competing.
Alexander was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in the Pacific Theater and retired from custodial work with the US Government. He will be missed.
Alexander leaves behind his children, two sons, Mingo Hornbuckle (Renee) of Cherokee, Buddy Hornbuckle (Terry) of Robbinsville; one daughter, Stacey Hornbuckle Harsh (Chris) of Cherokee; eight grandchildren, Shawnee of Messa, Ariz. and Adrian, Hali, Ajai, Chayton, Darius, Avi, and Uriah; and four great grandchildren of North Carolina.
Along with his parents, Alexander was preceded in death by nine Siblings.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Wright’s Creek Baptist Church. A burial followed the services in the Birdtown Cemetery with pallbearers being Tim Smith, Bunsey Crowe, Bo Lossiah, Pete Taylor, and Chayton and Darius Thompson. Graveside services honoring his duty to his country were held.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.