Arthur Wilson Buck, Jr., 83, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, in his home.
He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Bristol, Penn., the son of Arthur and Gladys (Tomlinson) Buck, Sr. On Jan. 13, 1945, he was united in marriage to Darlene Natalie Hillesland, who survives.
Additional survivors include: two daughters, Angela Nehf, of Cassville, and Cherrwynne Walker and her husband, James, of Cassville; two sons, Arthur Buck, of Cassville, and Randall Buck; two brothers, Jack Buck and Earl Buck, both of the state of Pennsylvania; two sisters, Gladys Waite and Ruth DeMeter, both of the state of Pennsylvania; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son and one granddaughter.
He entered the United States Army in 1943. He served his country in Germany and received a Silver Star for the Battle of the Bulge under Patton's 3rd Army. After the war he finished high school in Fullerton, Calif. He was employed as a draftsman and engineer for an oven manufacturing company, which sent him all over the world. He was of the Lutheran faith and was past commander of Erwin-Easley American Legion Post 118, Cassville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Chaplain Jack Betts conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.
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