Willie Lee Buckhannon died March 9 at Riverhead Nursing Home. He was 59.
He was born Sept. 29, 1952, in Tampa, Fla., to Lessie Mae and Joseph Buckhannon Sr. He worked at Zeh Farms in Calverton for 35 years.
As a young boy, he loved to hunt and fish, according to family members, and continued to enjoy fishing until health issues prevented him from doing so. He was kindhearted, liked to tell jokes and loved helping people, they said.
Mr. Buckhannon is survived by his brother, Joseph Jr.
Visiting hours and a service took place March 13 at Seay Memorial Chapel in Riverhead, Pastor Roy L. Pennon Sr. officiating. Interment was at Riverhead Cemetery.