Dustin was a proud member of the Hazard High School Band of Gold. He would have been a Freshman at Hazard High School this fall. His friends have created a Memorial site for him at www.freewebs.com/hhs_2009/
My heart goes out to all those involved in this tragedy.
Hey I didn't know Dustin but I just ran upon this page contributed to him. I am so sorry to hear of this loss, sorry for all of his family and Olivia, who I assume was his girlfriend. Can anyone tell me what exactly happened to him. I take it he was young, this is terrible.
I remember Dustin from pre-school. I got to see him grow up until 4th grade because I switched schools to Robinson Elementary. The last time I saw Dustin was when I was in 7th grade when my sister Savannah was in band. I remember talking to him for only a few minutes at every competition. He was such a wonderful, caring, fun-loving guy. When I heard about the accident, I never thought he was hurt that bad. After a few hours of waiting and then getting back on the internet I actually found out how bad off he was. The next day I heard that he had passed away....I couldn't believe it. I never thought what few minutes of kindness from Dustin Ryan Buckner would crush my emotions to the point where I would break into hysterics. He was always nice to me unlike some people at R.G Eversole. I just wish he got to live his life to the fullest. I will always keep you in my heart Dustin....you are amazing.
Everyone please pray for Dustin's family, and Ashwin and his family as well. So many lives have changed because of such a terrible tragedy.
That last line is so true, Charizma. I saw Dustin only an hour or so before the accident. He was riding his 4-wheeler on Lyttle Blvd. and spoke to me and waved as he passed me. School was out for the summer...he was carefree... enjoying his summer break...looking forward to riding the roller coaster on the Band's trip to King's Island and to being a freshman at Hazard High this fall. Ashwin had just graduated with honors from Hazard High and was looking forward to going away to college this fall. Both were fine young men with bright futures ahead of them. Then, in a matter of seconds, lives were changed forever. Sometimes we begin to feel like we are in control of our own lives. Then something like this happens and we realize that God is still in control. God does everything for a reason, and even tho it's hard to understand in a situation like this, God knows exactly what he is doing. Maybe He needed a drummer for His Heavenly band and decided to take the best. I can't imagine what Dustin's family and Ashwin and his family are going thru right now. I can only pray that God will give them peace. I believe that Dustin would want them all to have peace. This brings to mind a little poem I once heard... "Remember me with smiles and gladness As I remember you all. If you must remember me with tears and sadness Then don't remember me at all." I'm sure that Dustin would want to be remembered with smiles and gladness. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!
Post by Kaylan hall on May 26, 2005 15:15:19 GMT -5
Hey i didn't know dustin good but he went to my school and he was wanting a dirtbike and he was on his way to show his dad and thats when he hit the car...they flew him to tennessee...and they found out he was brain dead and he had broke both of his legs and there was something wrong with his heart and i also heard there was something wrong with his lungs....i heard when they was seein how much of a brain he had he passed away....well dustin is really goin to be missed in hazard...and everyone will remember him...and everyone will always love him...him and his family and his g/f Olivia will be in my heart and prayers....we all love you dustin.... :( :'(
Post by harleygirl on May 26, 2005 17:16:55 GMT -5
Dustin was such a wonderful person! I saw him about 2 weeks ago at the High School. He was very excited about being a Freshmen. As soon as I heard this news, it broke my heart. I want to pray for his family and Ashwin as well. I feel so sorry for them. The funeral is being held tonight at the Hazard High School Gym.
Post by harley2005 on May 26, 2005 17:43:24 GMT -5
Dustin was an amazing person! I didn't know him that well, but you didn't have to know him well to figure out that he was an amazing person. I met him through his older brother, there was so much love between them. Sure, they had their occasional fights but within minutes they were back to normal again! Dustin will truly be missed.
As for Ashwin, he as well, is an amazing person. He has a heart as big as the world. And I know for a fact he feels horrible about this. Everyone please keep Dustin's and Ashwin's families in your prayers!
Dustin was a great person...i have known him since kindergarend...Their was always somethin about Dustin everyone liked. he made everyone laugh countless times. Dustin was one of my best friends! Dustin also had a special girlfriend Olivia Engle. Many people say 14 years old cant fall in love..i don't believe that because Dustin and Olivia love each other. Dustin also had another love the band with Austin and Corey and the Band of Gold. Dustin always looked like he was having the time of his life when we played. I believe Dustin makes music in heaven. Dustin lived an amazing life, everyone in Hazard knows and loves him. Tonight at the visitation i saw everyone come together to comfort each other..thats how Dustin would have wanted it to be. Dustin, u will NEVER be forgotten and NEVER replaced!! GOD BLESS YOU DUSTIN RYAN BUCKNER!!!! Dustin will be in our hearts,minds and souls forever!!!
YOU WILL ALWAYS BE APART OF HAZARD HIGH SCHOOl CLASS OF 2009! PLEASE pray for Dustin's family, Olivia and Ashwin's family!!
Dustin..my how you are loved, now and forever. I know you were watching tonight at the visitation...probably laughing and wondering what all the fuss was about...what will we do without your smiling face? The joy you gave when you played the drums!! I can remember at one of the last basketball games when you and Clint "Jammed". It was WONDERFUL!!! Like the earlier post, Heaven needed a drumer and only the best would do! Ashwin, Ram, DJ...no words can ease the pain you must feel, but realize that we love you and pray that time can ease this burden. John Mark, Darlene, Brandon, and to the many family and friends that love you....my prayers are with you...Words are not sufficient to express my sympathy...I only wish I could ease some of the pain. It's impossible to imagine what you are feeling and I won't even try to say I know how you feel. Just please know that I love you all. Dustin...You will forever be in the hearts of those that knew you and whose lives you touched!
Dustin was a great friend and a great buddy. He could make any time a good one. We use to spend a lot of time together and every Christmas. But when we started getting older we didn't see each other as much. We still sall each other a lot y he was riding his 4-wheeler around the neighbor hood and stuff. Matter of fact I saw him that Saturday. Then about 15 minutes latter I heard a hole lot sirens pretty close. I didn't dream it would be somebody I even knew. Turns out it was somebody i knew and loved. Somebody the hole community LOVED. I still can't believe this horrible tragedy had happened an i sure don't want to. I don't think anybody that I know of wants to believe it. Horrible thing happen to good people and that was one of those things you cant prevent no matter how bad you don't want it to happen.The funeral will be the hardest thing of his families life,and they need a lot of support. Everybody pray for them to help get over this. Dustin you will never be forgotten and you will always be LOVED! I will never forget about you Dustin!
Post by harleygirl on May 26, 2005 23:57:30 GMT -5
I just wanted to post a poem that I think everyone can relate to.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond's gift of snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the autumn's gentle rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft stars that shine at night Do no stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die."
We will forever love you Dustin! We will miss you next year at the High School! LOVE YOU
:'(i have known dustin for 3 years now and i couldnt believe that sumthing like this could happen to him i love him so much. i just wanted to say that i love you dustin and i will never forget u and i will always be thinking about u... R.I.P Dustin Ryan Buckner You Will Never Be Forgoten I love You Dustin...