Howard B. Buck

Published 4:25 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

Howard B. Buck, 88, of Elizabethton, who would have been 89 on Thursday, September 21, 2017, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Hermitage Health Center.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Earnest and Olive Johnson Buck.
Howard was a graduate of Cloudland High School. He was retired from North American Rayon Corporation after 35 years of service and was also a carpenter. He was a member of the Carter County Hunting & Fishing Association. He was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Strickland Buck; a son, Benny Buck; and a sister, Dora Shell.
Survivors include his daughter, Lucy Smith, Elizabethton; his grandsons, Nicholas Buck and David Smith, both of Elizabethton; his great-grandsons, Cameron and Mason Buck; his sister, Billie Grindstaff, Elizabethton; several nieces and nephews including a special niece and nephew, Bobbie and Larry Shell; his good friend, James “Speck” Smith; and his dog, Brutus.
The graveside service for Howard B. Buck will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with the Rev. John McCurry officiating. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 2:50 p.m. Saturday. Friends may visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website:
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Buck family.

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