The East Mississippi Community College family is saddened by the death of alumnus Bill Buckner, who passed away on May 23 after a long battle with leukemia.
Bill was an All-American EMCC quarterback who played for Coach “Bull” Sullivan. In the course of his career as a coach and state director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, he was inducted into the EMCC Sports Hall of Fame, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, Mississippi Community College Hall of Fame, Delta State Hall of Fame and Hinds Community College Hall of Fame. Bill was a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of EMCC, serving for years as chairman of the "Bull" Sullivan Committee.
- Visitation will be Tuesday, May 27, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 431 North State Street in Jackson.
- Additional visitation will be Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 431 North State Street in Jackson. The funeral will follow at noon.