Michael Dean Buckingham, 61, of Alma, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. He was born on Aug. 23, 1951 in Oskaloosa, Iowa, to Phyllis Conner Buckingham and Billy Eugene Buckingham.

He was a graduate of Cabot High School and Arkansas State University with a degree in criminology. After a brief career with the Arkansas State Police and Farm Bureau Insurance, he worked in the trucking industry in the field of risk management at ABF Corporation, and most recently T.A.W., Inc.

He served his community in many capacities, including law enforcement, his church, and the Boy Scouts.

Survivors include daughters Elizabeth Anne Buckingham of Boca Raton, Fla., Sarah Catherine Khan and husband John of Topeka, Kan., and Emily Caroline Buckingham of Fayetteville; grandson, Bodhi Michael Stone of Boca Raton, Fla.; the mother of his children, Connie Magie Buckingham; mother, Phyllis Conner Buckingham of Cabot; brothers, Steve and wife Terry Buckingham of Cabot and Scott Buckingham of Cabot; five nieces, and one nephew.

A funeral was held 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Moore’s Cabot Funeral home. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

The family requests memorials be made to Dyer United Methodist Church: P.O. 44 Dyer Arkansas, 72935.

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