BENTON — James “Buck” Brien, 88, of Benton died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Lakeway Nursing & Rehabilitation.
He was a retired trooper for the Kentucky State Police, and a member of the U.S. Army and the T.L. Jefferson Lodge.
He is survived by his wife, Celestie “Lestie Lou” Darnall Brien; two daughters, Anita Johnston of Benton and Barbara Hallman of Adairville; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Glenn Boyd Brien; and one brother. His parents were Elmer Brien and Zela Frizzell Brien.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Collier Funeral Chapel in Benton with Gene Gilliland and Mark Ray officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Church of Christ Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the funeral home.