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Sebastian Edward Hornbuckle

March 20, 2005 — June 8, 2024


Sebastian Edward Hornbuckle

Sebastian Edward Hornbuckle, 19, of Sylva, NC, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 8th, 2024.

Born on March 20th, 2005, in Jackson County, NC, Sebastian was the cherished son of Dawn Melton and George Hornbuckle. He leaves behind his parents Dawn and George Hornbuckle, grandmother Ruby Melton, sister Sumer Hornbuckle, aunt Na (James), cousins Heather and Ava, best friend Dylan Rogers, and numerous friends who will fondly remember him.

A graduate of Jackson Community School, Sebastian was celebrated for his compassionate nature, impeccable manners, and delightful sense of humor. He was passionate about aiding others and had a talent for bringing joy through laughter.

Sebastian was an extraordinary young man, courteous, kind-hearted, and consistently well-mannered. His ability to elicit laughter made him remarkable. He was a wonderful individual who held his family dear above all else. Ever ready to lend a hand, he was a 'gentle giant.' His enjoyment came from being with friends, playing video games, and watching movies with his father. Intelligent and capable, he could repair anything and was an adept cook. Comfortable at home yet adventurous at heart, he found joy in camping and hotel stays, leading up to grand excursions like visiting New York, Niagara Falls, and cruising to the Bahamas twice. His latest adventure was taking his mother on a memorable vacation to Florida. It was a great time.  He was also very proud of his micro minivan.

A visitation for Sebastian will take place at Appalachian Funeral Services in Sylva, NC, on Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. His absence will be profoundly felt by all who knew him.

Sebastian's memory will be treasured eternally. May he rest in peace.
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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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165 Skyland Drive, Sylva, NC 28779

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