Among the greatest characters in Monterey lore, Coy Buckner’s standing is secure! Read further to learn more about this wonderful man and his more than 60 years of business (and laughs)!
Whether purchasing a new pair of slacks at Buckner’s Casual Wear, or in search of bottle rockets by the gross at Buck’s Fireworks, one thing has always been consistent, you feel at home.
With the help of daughter Regina (who shares a similar welcoming spirit) and late wife Frances, Coy offers Monterey much more than bright lights and nice slacks.
I distinctly remember the joy I felt walking each time I entered one of his shops. He made me feel special.
What I didn’t realize at the time? He made it his mission to make everyone believe they were special.
The sly grin on his face as he slipped in free fireworks with each purchase? Coy.
The snicker he made as he successfully pulled his latest gag in a crowd? Coy.
The man who secretly helped those most in need on a frequent basis without any
public mention of his good deeds? Coy.
Coy Buckner made my life more whimsical and, as a result, better.
Anyone who knows this amazing man will say the same.
I love fireworks
Always enjoy local residents and Monterey’s history being highlighted in your writings. We are fortunate to be a connected community.
I always loved going to the fireworks stand and to the clothing store. You always left with a smile on your face. He is absolutely one of the most kindest people I’ve ever met in Monterey. Wish him the best life has to offer.
I remember going to the fireworks store and getting some fireworks and him giving back to us kids as our parents bought the fireworks and then going to the clothing store and buying from him and him always telling a joke.