Daniel “Dan” McCluster Buckingham, 70, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away Saturday, November 26, 2022. Dan was the 8th child born to Ruben and Marriana (Box) Buckingham in Kansas City, KS.
Dan moved to California at the age of 14 years to live near his older brother Ulysses and his wife, Johnnie. He returned to Kansas City, MO in 2016 to live with his sister, Mary.
Dan enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, rope climbing. He enjoyed life to the fullest; especially being the big kid on the block and racing the neighborhood children. He was always a physically active person. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing the piano with his emphasis on Jazz music. Dan will forever be remembered as a loving father, grandpa, son, brother, and uncle.
Dan was preceded in death by both his parents Ruben and Marriana, a sister, Ruby L. Wilson; five brothers: Ulysses Buckingham; Elzie Buckingham; Glen “Butch” Buckingham; Charles Curtis Buckingham and William James Buckingham. He is survived by his daughter Cherice M. Buckingham of Upland, CA; three grandchildren: Imani Caraballo; Mariah Willis and Jeremiah Willis; one grandson Andre Caraballo; a sister, Mary Clark-Brown; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., December 16, 2022 at Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville, MO. The Funeral Service will commence at 11:00 a.m., at the chapel. A Committal service will immediately follow at 12:30 p.m., Highland Park Cemetery 4101 State Ave. Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Memories of Dan and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com