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June 18, 2014

Ricke Lee Buckel, 55; Clarksville

— Funeral services for Ricke Lee Buckel, 55, Clarksville, will be here at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, at the Kraft Spring Street Chapel, New Albany, with cremation to follow. He died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Norton Hospital, Louisville.

Ricke was born Jan. 13, 1959, in New Albany, to the late Joseph and Wanda (Moore) Buckel. He was a store manager for Thornton’s and Murphy Oil companies and was a former member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, New Albany. Ricke was a 1977 graduate of Providence High School where he played football and enjoyed many sports, but most of all his family and friends. He will be fondly remembered, greatly missed and loved by his family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife, Eva M. Byerley Buckel; four children, Sarah Buckel, Stephany Mercer and her husband Jason, Stephen Mercer and

his wife Vivian, and Donald Mercer and his wife Brittany; eight grandchildren, Jaelynn Crum, Cheyenne and Austin Adams, Terry, Olivia and Carley

Shaver, Steven and Stella Mercer; three siblings, Larry Buckel and his wife Kitty, Linda Arrington and her husband David, and Mark

Buckel and his wife Vanessa; also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Reception of family and friends will be 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 8 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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