Rita Faye Buckner, age 89 of Hamilton, passed away on the afternoon of November 22, 2020.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Barn Church, 7374 East State Hwy. TX-36 Hamilton, TX with Rev. Bobby Stovall and Clint Davis officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow at Murphree Cemetery in Evant.
Rita was born in Ireland, TX to the late George W. and Vesta Faye Trammell Griggs. She grew up in Evant and graduated from Evant High School. She married Monk Buckner in 1952. She stayed home and raised their family of six children and later worked at Wall’s Manufacturing in Hamilton for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Evant, for most of her life and recently began attending and joined the Barn Church. She loved everyone, especially her family and grandchildren and enjoyed reading, quilting and crocheting.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Monk in 2005; son, Billy Buckner; brother, Ronnie Griggs; and son -in- law, Tom McGill.
Rita is survived by her children, Dalace McGill, Janis Stovall and husband, Bobby, Wayne Buckner and wife, Brenda, Sharon Woodlock, Faye Corrado and husband, Steve; sister -in- law, Alice Brown and husband, Butch; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.