Walter Aaron Bland Sr.

Walter Aaron Bland Sr.
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Walter Aaron (Buck) Bland Sr., 73, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 5, 2019 after an extended illness.

Buck was born August 11, 1946 in Douglas, Ga. to Julian and Dorothy Bland of Jacksonville, Ga. He attended Telfair County schools, was retired from General Motors Corporation, and was an Army veteran. Buck had resided for the past 28 years in Fernandina Beach, Fla. He maintained close ties to South Georgia and loved his cabin in the woods. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

Buck was preceded in death by his father, Julian Bland, and brothers, Robert Bland and Johnny Bland.

Buck is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kathy Willcox Bland; daughter, Christie B. (Kevin) Doerr of McDonough, Ga.; sons, Walter A. Bland Jr. and Reid M. (Kristy) Bland, both of Fernandina Beach; mother, Dorothy A. Bland of Jacksonville, Ga.; brothers, James J. Bland of Jacksonville, Ga. and Roy A. Bland Sr. of Douglas, Ga.; grandchildren, Lauren Doerr, Austin Doerr, Gavin Johnson, Sophia Bland, and Hadley Bland; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Lumber City United Methodist Church. Inurnment will take place at a later date, privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lumber City United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 67, Lumber City, GA 31549 or Memorial United Methodist Church at 601 Centre St., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Vaughn Funeral Home


Mailing Address:
PO Box 16766
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

Physical Address:
511 Ash Street

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Phone: (904) 261-3696
Fax: (904) 261-3698