Thomas Lee “Buckie” McGauley Jr., 59, of Kingsland, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at home with his loving fiancé, Theresa A. Davis.

Fondly known as “Buckie”, he was born in  Blackshear, October 18, 1959. He received his education in the Pierce County School System. Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Armed Forces where he served for three years and then received an honorable discharge.

He moved to St. Marys, and worked at Gilman Paper Company. After leaving Gilman he worked as a carpenter at Kings Bay Naval Base. He later started his own lawn care business and developed a strong customer base that he served until his health began to fail.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Thomas Lee McGauley Sr.; his mother, Mary Jean McGauley and sister, Sabrina Padgett.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted fiance, Theresa A. Davis, Kingsland; two children, Christopher White, Alma and Nigel McGauley, White Oak; four sisters, Phynola Wright, Vaniece (David) Harris, Zelma Latson, and Thomansine Ricks, all of Blackshear; three brothers Ronald McGauley, Blackshear,  Michael Lawton, Austin, TX Christopher McGauley, Atlanta; special friends, Willie Dunham, Booker T. Washington and Jimmy Geter; mentors, Hiram “Brown” Floyd and Charles Floyd; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends sorrowing friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, from the Georgia Avenue Church of God, 740 Georgia Street in Kingsland.

Interment will follow in the Jacksonville National Cemetery.

Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home of Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

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