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James Karl "Jim" Buckhout
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“One of our earliest and most fond memories is of the Memorial Day pot-luck picnic we used to go hto at River Oaks Park. All the Buckhouts, Howards,...Read More »
1 of 54 | Posted by: Mike & Karen Fisher - Richland, MI

“You will be missed by your co workers more than you know. God Speed and bless you for your service to our country. ”
2 of 54 | Posted by: David Buskirk - Kalamazoo, MI

“RIP Jim. You were one of the best friends I had. Wonderful listener. The Lord will take care of you now. ”
3 of 54 | Posted by: Debbie Thorpe - SPRINGFIELD, TN

“Marilyn and family,We are so saddened to hear about Jim. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Thankfully all the great...Read More »
4 of 54 | Posted by: Ken and Char Madison - Kalamazoo, MI

“You were the best! R.I.P my friend ”
5 of 54 | Posted by: kevin chesser - Vicksburg, MI

“I can't tell you how sorry I was to hear of Jim's passing. Jim was a great boss. I believe that he was the best boss I had ever worked for. Arnold ...Read More »
6 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“We send our love and condolences and thank Jim for his service to our country. -Philip & Bessie Burt ”
7 of 54 | Posted by: Philip Burt - Meyersdale, PA

“Dear Marilyn, We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Take care of each other....Read More »
8 of 54 | Posted by: Ed and Robin Williams - Fremont, OH

“work just won't be the same without you iI am gpnna miss u ”
9 of 54 | Posted by: Steve Noel - Coworker

“Sorry for your loss. Many memories up north canoeing, tubing and camping. Buzz will be happy to have his presence again! Prayers of comfort are with...Read More »
10 of 54 | Posted by: Vince Baird - Delton, MI

“My condolences to your family. I worked ,on many projects with Jim. He treated me fairly, as one of the first women to go to the jobsite. He was the...Read More »
11 of 54 | Posted by: Ruth Sellers Berry - Richland, MI

“We are so sorry for you and your family.You and Buck will always be part of the Charlie rangers 2nd platoon.our prayer's are for you.Good-by Hawkeye ”
12 of 54 | Posted by: Dick & Chris Rice - Muskego, WI

“My sincerest condolences to the Family, may God comfort all of you in this time of loss. I met Jim when I worked at Denso in Battle Creek, I worked...Read More »
13 of 54 | Posted by: Gerrit Vander Kamp - Vicksburg, MI

“Marilyn and Family, I was shocked and saddened to read about Jim. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I will alwasy remember my FUN 1960's memories...Read More »
14 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“Marilyn, very sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with you all those years at Eaton ”
15 of 54 | Posted by: Dick Tyburski

“So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to the family ! ”
16 of 54 | Posted by: Bob and Sue (Hoffman) Alkema

“We are truly sorry for your loss..... ”
17 of 54 | Posted by: Christy Tigchelaar - Delton, MI

“Sorry for your lost. Buck was a great soldier & a friend da bull ”
18 of 54 | Posted by: Joseph Chierchio - AL

“Marilyn, I am sorry sorry to hear about Jim. My prayers are with you. ”
19 of 54 | Posted by: Garrie Mann - Kalamazoo, MI

“Marilyn and family,I was so saddened shocked to learn of Jim's passing. May the Angeles walk with you and your family today and always! Your in my...Read More »
20 of 54 | Posted by: Deb Baird - Delton, MI - Friend

“Marilyn and FamilySo sorry to hear of Jims passing. I have great memories of time spent with Jim. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. He...Read More »
21 of 54 | Posted by: Joe and Sharon Thrasher - MI

“Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever. ”
22 of 54 | Posted by: paul martin - battle creek, MI

“Marilynso sorry to hear about Jim.Our thoughts and prayers with you and family ”
23 of 54 | Posted by: John & Bonnie Zamora - Georgetown, KY

“Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My husband went to school with him in Comstock. We are in awe of Jim's impressive career...Read More »
24 of 54 | Posted by: Pam Adams - Kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Marilyn and your entire family. Jerry and I were so devasted to hear of Jims passing. There are so many, many memories of all the fun times we...Read More »
25 of 54 | Posted by: Jerry and Elaine Long - Deland, FL

“Marilyn and familyI am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I have nothing but wonderfulmemories of all our years together at the RIVIERA..We spent...Read More »
26 of 54 | Posted by: Advin MEYER - Pensacola, FL

“Dear Marilyn and family, My condolences, I'm saddened to hear the news. He was a good man & a true character. ”
27 of 54 | Posted by: Larry Castle - Dunedin, FL

“Marilyn. Richard & I r so sorry Thinking about you & your family ”
28 of 54 | Posted by: Sherry Fry - Augusta

“I'm so sorry!! Jim was a great guy!! I'm gonna miss serving him!! Lots of years and lots of Miller lites!! My deepest sympathy,!( the pub, the dock...Read More »
29 of 54 | Posted by: dawn thrasher - Richland, MI

“Marilyn, We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing...Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time... ”
30 of 54 | Posted by: Frank & Cindy Baker - Wayland, MI

“Marilyn and family we are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a great guy and will be sorely missed. ”
31 of 54 | Posted by: Bob and Judy Sackett - Lakeland, FL

“Dear Marilyn and family, So sorry to hear about Jim. I was a SGT. in the 3rd platoon in Nam and knew Jim well. We had a picture taken with SGTS...Read More »
32 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim and I met as young laborers in the construction business. I was always happy when our paths crossed therafter. Jim will be sincerely missed by...Read More »
33 of 54 | Posted by: Ken Chesser - Vicksburg, MI

“Very sorry to hear James passing. I served with James in VietNam. We rode truck from inception station to Charlie Company 1st Division June 68. ...Read More »
34 of 54 | Posted by: Dennis Denker - Lees Summit, MO

“Best wishes to Jim's family. He was a great guy..! Jim and I worked on a crazy job where a RR car went flying through a plastic factory...but, he...Read More »
35 of 54 | Posted by: Nelson B Nave - Kalamazoo, MI

“What a great man! Jim was one of a kind, when he spoke, I listened! Jim led by example, he was a leader, teacher and more importantly a friend. From...Read More »
36 of 54 | Posted by: Rick Downs - Nazareth

“Jim was one of the good guys to work with.Ron BurnettHoekstra Roofing Co.Kalamazoo,Mi. ”
37 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family as they cope with this sudden loss. He was much too...Read More »
38 of 54 | Posted by: Tom Hartig & family - kalamazoo, MI

“Dear Marilyn & Family- So very sorry to hear about Jim. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the outpouring of love help you through this difficult...Read More »
39 of 54 | Posted by: Diana Parker - Chicago, IL

“Sorry to hear about Jim. He was a fun fella RIP my friend! ”
40 of 54 | Posted by: Phil Suglia - Plainwell, MI

“Jim brought so much creativity, skill and plain artistry to his work on the Ladies' Library Association project a couple of years ago. It was so...Read More »
41 of 54 | Posted by: Paula Jamison LLA Past President - MI

“My dear cousin Marilyn words are so inadequate for such a great loss----just know that you are loved and that God's peace will calm you. Love from...Read More »
42 of 54 | Posted by: NORMA ARNEY - STURGIS, MI

“We are so sorry hear of Jim's passing. He was a great man! We are currently out of town so will be unable to attend his service. Marilyn please...Read More »
43 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry to hear this news. Thinking of all of you at this time and sending lots of hugs and prayers. Love you all ”
44 of 54 | Posted by: Janice Parker-Carroll - Houston, TX

“Judy and family. So sorry. You're all in my thoughts and prayers ”
45 of 54 | Posted by: Terri Dunfield - Galesburg, MI

“Words can't express the sadness I feel for the loss of this beautiful man. He and Marilynn created a loving family and the times I was able to share...Read More »
46 of 54 | Posted by: Toni Matthews - Jackson, TN

“Hugs, Love and continued Prayers!! ”
47 of 54 | Posted by: Brenda Lantinga - Richland, MI

“Shelley and family my deepest sincere condolences to you all. Keeping you all in my prayers. ”
48 of 54 | Posted by: Kristen Andrews - Kalamazoo

“Marilyn, We are so very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.Love, Steve,Vernice,Tyrus and Cole...Read More »
49 of 54 | Posted by: Vernice Branch - San Diego, CA

“Marilyn,Our family is so sorry for your loss. The memories we have with Jim will last forever.The Huggett Family ”
50 of 54 | Posted by: A friend

“Marilyn and family-I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about Jim. He was such a good guy and the three of us had so much fun together in the...Read More »
51 of 54 | Posted by: DIANA SMITH - GALESBURG, MI

“So glad we had the chance to see Jim and Marilyn this March in Deland at Riviera. He was in process of recovering and we feel very privileged to...Read More »
52 of 54 | Posted by: tony and Kathy Pankey - deland, FL

“Marilyn and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my personal thoughts and prayers. All the staff at the office wish...Read More »
53 of 54 | Posted by: Kathy Carrier - Kalamazoo, MI

“Our deepest sympathy to Marilyn, the kids and grandkids and his huge extended family and host of friends and co-workers. His passing leaves a giant...Read More »
54 of 54 | Posted by: Linda and Rick Schipper - MI


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James Karl "Jim" Buckhout of Richland, MI

Jim, age 68, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon, April 4, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.

Jim, the son of Wilfred J. and Jeanette L. (Thomsen) Buckhout, was born in Kalamazoo on March 23, 1948; was a lifetime area resident and a 1966 graduate of Comstock, MI. He served his Country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War with 2 tours of duty in the United States Army as a Staff Sergeant with "Charlie's Rangers." Jim was awarded numerous citations for bravery including two Purple Hearts w/Oak Leaf Cluster, three Bronze Stars w/V Device, Gallantry Cross w/Gold S, the Air Medal and a Silver Star. Upon returning to civilian life, Jim became employed with Miller-Davis Construction Company of Kalamazoo, starting as a general laborer and after 48 years of faithful service, now the Superintendent of Projects. He was a member of the Deland, FL V.F.W. Post # 2380 and enjoyed camping. Jim was a NASCAR aficionado and followed the career of the # 3, "The Intimidator," Dale Earnhardt, Sr. until his untimely death in 2001 and now, followed Dale, Jr.

Jim was united in marriage to Marilyn G. (nee: Branch) in Richland on November 8, 1969. Surviving is his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; his daughter, Shelly M. Buckhout of Byron Center, MI; his son, Gregory J. Buckhout of Crested Butte, CO; three precious grandchildren, Katelyn, Taylor and Tucker Curry; a great granddaughter, Reagan; his sister, Judy Buckhout of Three Rivers, MI and two brothers, David (Nellie) Buckhout of Three Rivers and Mark (Char) Buckhout of Kalamazoo. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89), with the Rev. Robert G. Muirhead of Battle Creek, MI, officiating. Jim's family will greet friends on Saturday from Noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI on Monday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full, military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jim's honor may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.