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Henry Edward "Dutch" Buckheister, Jr.

December 27, 1925 — March 2, 2024

Mount Pleasant

Henry Edward "Dutch" Buckheister, Jr.

Henry Edward "Dutch" Buckheister, Jr., 98, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Saturday, March 2, 2024. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 8, 2024 in the J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 1:00 pm.  Interment with military honors will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel. 

Dutch was born December 27, 1925 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Henry Edward Buckheister, Sr. and Esther Isterline Lamb Buckheister. He grew up in downtown Charleston near Hampton Park. In his youth, he was paid to retrieve foul balls at College Park and was lucky enough to retrieve foul balls hit by his two favorite ball players, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig during their spring training. A gifted athlete, he played baseball, semi-pro football and was a golden glove boxer. He graduated from Porter Military Academy.

Dutch was a former commissioner for the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department and coached all three of his sons. 

A WWII Veteran, he proudly served in the Naval Amphibious Forces and was a part of "Operation Dragoon" in which the Allied Forces liberated most of Southern France. Serving his community, he was a member of Etiwan Masonic Lodge No. 95. Dutch retired from the US Postal Service as a letter carrier and will be remembered for his quick wit, his boundless generosity, and his love of the outdoors and hunting.

He is survived by two sons, Kenneth L. (Bill) Buckheister of Charleston, SC, J. Wesley (Abbie) Buckheister of Mount Pleasant, SC; daughter-in-law, Jan Woods Buckheister of Mount Pleasant, SC; seven grandchildren, Katie B. (Brandon) Payne, Brian Austin, H. E. "Ward" (Danielle) Buckheister, IV, W. Davis (Lori) Buckheister, E. Abrams Buckheister, J. Tyler (Nicole) Buckheister, J.W. "Bryce" (Landon) Buckheister, and ten great-grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Rue Lucas Dunn Buckheister; daughter, Kathleen Buckheister Sanderlin; son, H. E. "Beasy" Buckheister, III and sisters, Azile Buckheister Petit, and Betty Buckheister Noe.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, 2304 North Highway 17, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466.

A memorial message may be sent to the family on our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com

 

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Friday, March 8, 2024

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Interment with Military Honors

Friday, March 8, 2024

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