Eston Hornbuckle, age 89, of Highland, passed away Tuesday, May 19 at Relais Bonne Eau [Relay BO NO] in Edwardsville. Graveside funeral services for 89 year old Eston Hornbuckle are will be Friday, May 22 at 9:30 a.m. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Meridith Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to Relais Bonne Eau.
Eston was born April 12, 1926, to Cecil and Rachael (Nee Pittman) Hornbuckle. He married Shirley A. Ragen in 1954.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and fought in W. W. II. He was a member of V F W Post 5694, Highland, IL. He worked for 57 years at Cerro Copper in the Maintenance Department while also farming and selling Real Estate in Cahokia, IL. Eston enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals and being in the “Country” hanging out and relaxing around his property. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Rachael Hornbuckle; brother, Derry Hornbuckle.
Eston is survived by his children, Tom (Dawn) Hornbuckle, St. Charles, MO, Pam (Marvin) Frey, Highland, IL, Paula (Mike) Scott, Ballwin, MO; grandchildren, Nicole (Terry) Rode, Jessica (Ryan) Basye, Eric (Kandace) Ortiz, Danielle Hornbuckle, Stacy (Dave) Sapienza, Samantha (Jonathan) Jordan; great-grandchildren, Blake Rode, Addison Rode, Molly Basye, Mason Basye, Alex Ortiz, Nathan Ortiz, Jacob Ortiz, Michael Sapienza, Shaun Sapienza, Jonathan Jordan, Luke Jordan, Ellie Jordan; sister, Fedra (Fred) Wilson; nieces and nephews.