Obituary for Lawrence Buckley

Ponca City Now - October 29, 2021 3:55 pm

Lawrence P. Buckley

August 11, 1951 – October 8, 2021

Lawrence Paul Buckley went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, October 8th, 2021. Our ROCK was born August 11th, 1951, to Eugene and Dora “Marie” Buckley in Guthrie, Oklahoma and grew up in the Lawrie Community. Lawrence graduated in 1970 from Guthrie High School. After graduating in Guthrie, he knew it was home and the place he wanted to raise his family. He had many successful career adventures along the way and continued to chase his dream of a family business resulting in Buckley Stone being born in September 2001. His dream came true, every single one of his children and son- in-laws are blessed to have been part of him building his legacy. Once he had raised and trained all of us well, he was comfortable enough to start enjoying being semi-retired and traveling with a treasured group of friends they lovingly referred to as the “AARP GROUP”. They traveled many miles together and enjoyed many, many laughs. His most prized possessions were his grandchildren. His love for his grandchildren was and always will be the purest of loves. It was beautiful to witness!

Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Marie Buckley and granddaughter, Quin Reeves.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Doreen; his four children, Cydnee Black and husband, Randy of Guthrie, Andrea Mays and husband, Todd of Edmond, Oklahoma, Jennifer Reeves and husband, Ryan of Guthrie, and Michael Buckley of Stillwater, Oklahoma. He is also survived by 7 beloved grandchildren: Kayla, Brooke, Addyson, Molly, Luke, Whimzey, and Ryatt; one great-grandchild, Ryland; one brother, Earl Buckley of Guthrie; one sister, Linda Smith and husband, Steve of Guthrie; along with several nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Visitation will be Tuesday October 12th, 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Smith Gallo Funeral home in Guthrie. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday October 13th at the First United Methodist Church in Guthrie. Interment will immediately follow the service at Lawrie Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Smith-Gallo Funeral Home, 220 North 1st St., Guthrie, Oklahoma 73044. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association. While we are completely heartbroken, our Brother, Husband, Daddy, and Grandpa was so very proud of his family and his love, knowledge and legacy will live on in all of us. Friends may sign the online guestbook at

Source: Trout Funeral Home