of Mountain Home, AR
September 11, 2021
Mr. Rodger E. Buckels, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his home in Mountain Home, Arkansas after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in February, 1954 in North Little Rock, Arkansas to Rose Mary and Tommy Buckels and attended North Little Rock High School. Although, he lived in Arkansas his entire life, he thoroughly enjoyed his career as a long haul truck driver which took him all over this beautiful country. His family and friends will tell you he was a loving, kindhearted, fun, positive and a goofy guy. He will be sorely missed.Rodger is survived by his life partner Patricia Gamelin of Mountain Home, his 3 beautiful daughters: Tiffany Salguero, Brittany Buckels and Lacie Bruick (Thomas) his four wonderful grandchildren: Kirah Salguero, Dominik Salguero, Karis Bruick and Harper Bruick; brother: Russell Buckels of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and two sisters: Roslyn Pickens (Gary) of Danville, Arkansas and Robin Hall of Jacksonville, Arkansas. A small memorial service conducted by Pastor Mike Clark of the Mountain Home First Presbyterian Church will be held in the near future.
Patricia, we were sorry to hear about Roger. Death is nothing at all.It does not count.I have only slipped away into the next room.Nothing has happened.Everything remains exactly as it was.I am I, and you are you,and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.Call me by the old familiar name.Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.Put no difference into your tone.Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.Life means all that it ever meant.It is the same as it ever was.There is absolute and unbroken continuity.What is this death but a negligible accident?Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?I am but waiting for you, for an interval,somewhere very near,just round the corner.All is well.Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.One brief moment and all will be as it was before.How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
I want to know more about him, Patty. Bless you and all who loved him.
Always Loved forever missed. Godspeed
You will be missed my great friend ❤️