I wanted to make sure this thread was posted on our forums.
I'm very sad to say that we recently lost a good friend and riding buddy.
Some of you knew Chris Buckner, or as I often called him "Chris with the Sherpa".
Chris passed away earlier this week. I have no details for you at this time, but the obit is below.
I will be going to the service tomorrow if anyone would like to meet me at my office in Fletcher at 1PM Friday, just PM me.
Chris M. Buckner
Asheville Ė Chris M. Buckner, 47, of Sycamore Street, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at his residence. Chris was a native of Buncombe County, but spent most of his adult life in Mobile, Ala. He was preceded in death by his father, Morris H. Buckner.
Chris was a truck driver for Ingles Market, Inc. for many years. He was a member of First Independent Methodist Church School in Mobile, Ala. Chris loved to ride anything with wheels, especially motorcycles.
He is survived by his mother, Merle Ralston Buckner, of Asheville; his uncles and aunts, Walter and Sara Middleton, of Sylva; Ralph and Gail Bartlett, of Taylors, S.C.; Sara W. Ralston, of Asheville; and a number of cousins.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Lisa Hartzog Hannah officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bikers Foundation-Toys for Tots Poker Run.
Morris Funeral Home, 304 Merrimon Avenue is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent through the website at www.morrisfamilyfuneralho
Asbury United Methodist Church
171 Beaverdam Rd Asheville, NC 28804
Most of the pics I have of Chris on his bike are blurry, cause I could never keep up with him, he was always going so fast! :ImaPoser:
He was an excellent rider and a good friend and I will miss him dearly.