Hello ..I am from Grants Pass Oregon and I think your Buckner was our towns Buckner ...I am attaching some photo of a game table that the city park ,Riverside Park dedicated to your GG grandfather.... I remember him myself, he always went to the park to play checkers with the kids. I never got the chance to play him, as there was always a line to play him in checkers and we never stayed at the park long enough for me to get a turn :-) I did live next door to him when I was 15 years old in 1983 on Rogue River Hwy and I remember he always received lots of books in the mail, national geographic type books...he also always walked to the park and we gave him rides on occasion..... My husband and his family would also give Buck rides to town ..My mother-in-law remembers when he lived out in the Galice, hog creek area of the rogue river.. I remember her talking about seeing him out there ..I also posted the picture on my FB wall and will post the replies I received just posting the pictures...He was a good man and a very loved man by our whole town, everyone knew Buck .I 4 pics of the game table. I took different angles... the sky is usually very pretty blue, but is smokey now due to forest fires in the area ...Take care and if I get more Buck stories posted on my FB wall I will add them
old man Buck Trevillion
Patti: He was such a neat man!!!
Sam: I used to play games with him. My sister lived on Park street and I spent a lot of time over there. He was so kind.
Tammy: I remember Buckner really well. I can recall one time going down to Riverside Park, I thought he was a bad man, like going to hurt the kids. Well, on another day that I went he was telling stories of his life and that he would never hurt anyone. He would sit for hours and talk with the kids about the history of his life and other things that he had been thru. I know deep down in my heart he only wanted a friend and to be able to make other's around him happy and he did that as well as he could. God Bless him for all that he did. R.I.P Buckner.