Michael Kent Buckalew

February 8, 1953 ~ October 3, 2018 (age 65)


Michael 'Mike" Kent Buckalew, 65, passed away on October 3, 2018, at Providence Hospital.  He was a native of Thomasville, AL and a resident of Mobile, AL.  Mike joined the US Army and served for a time in Germany.  Most of his life he worked as a pipefitter or was a supervisor to the pipefitters at various places in Gonzales, LA.  Mike loved owning and riding Harley Davidson Motorcycles and was a member of American Bikers Active Toward Education (ABATE).  On some occasions, he would ride with his wife, Nikki, and other motorcycle enthusiasts, on charity rides.  Mike loved crawfish boils. He enjoyed spending family time with his family and the "Walker Springs Bunch" on the river and creek.  Mike could build anything and had a creative mind that he passed on to his children.  When he became unable to work, due to a surgery that went terribly wrong, he would whittle special trinkets out of one piece of wood.  He made one for each grandchild.  

Mike, Daddy, PawPaw, BuckBuck, or Uncle Buck, as he was known to different family members......was... until he became ill.... Mike was like the Alabama Crimson Tide...unstoppable at life and any challenge he faced!  



Wife of over 26 years

Alison Nicole "Nikki" Buckalew

Mother ~ Agnes Buckalew


Shawn Buckalew

Harley (Brittany) Buckalew


Jennifer Buckalew (Richard) Paulk

Megan Buckalew

Daisy Buckalew


Shayne Buckalew


Cathy Gunter

Four Grandchildren

Lily Buckalew, Madelyn Buckalew

Victoria Buckalew and Kylie Buckalew

Best Friends:  Robert "Hollywood" Holly; Scott Ackerman


A memorial service will be held Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:00 AM, at St. Stephens Funeral Home.  There will be a visitation/time of fellowship immediately following the service at Brookshire Manor Apartments, 5000 Joe Davis Blvd, Thomasville, AL.  This will be hosted by Agnes Buckalew.  

Preceded in Death by:

Father:Floyd Buckalew

Two Brothers:  Kerry and Jeff Buckalew





























































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Farewell Ceremony
October 12, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Stephens Funeral Home
8654 County Road 28
St. Stephens, Alabama 36569

October 12, 2018

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brookshire Manor
5000 Joe Davis BLVD
Thomaville, AL 36784

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