Robert H. Buck, 81, of Parkersburg, passed away on Nov. 6, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph's Campus.
He was born July 23, 1932, in Salem, W.Va., a son of the late Harry D. and Vivian Maston Buck.
He was raised and educated in Doddridge County, W.Va. and graduated from Doddridge County High School. He received a Bachelor's degree in Education from Glenville State College and was a U.S. Army veteran.
He taught school in Elkton, Md. for a year and at Neale Elementary School in Vienna, W.Va. for 36 years. He also worked part-time for the Kroger Company. He was a 4-H leader for 46 years beginning his 4-H service with the Woodchuck 4-H Club. He served as a Camp Trustee for over two decades while serving as president of the Wood County 4-H Camp Trustee for over a decade. He served on the Fair Board for many years and was a WV 4-H All Star. In 2007, he received the Alumni Community Service Award of Glenville State College for his dedicated work for Wood County 4-H. Bob and Mary could always be found working at Butcher Bend 4-H Camp. He was also the Past Associate Guardian of Bethel 3 Job's Daughters. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Bob is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou Buck of Parkersburg; daughter, Vickie Taylor (Derf) of Washington, W.Va.; and sons, Robert H. Buck II of Richwood, W.Va. and Paul Buck of Parkersburg; sister, Sandra Phillips (Gary) of Otwell, Ind.; and sister-in-law, Theresa Buck of Sun City, Fla. He is also survived by grandchildren, Chris Moles (Samantha) and their children, Davian, Caydan, Mayci and Myleigh, all of Parkersburg, Erik Moles of Washington, W.Va., Amanda Moles of Parkersburg, Timothy Moles (Alexandria) and their children, Mackenzie and Landyn of Parkersburg, and Nicole Harris and her daughter, Marley of Virginia Beach, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Maurice Buck and Edwin Buck.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 2333 Pike St. Parkersburg, with Rev. Kathi Ambler officiating. Burial will follow at the Masonic Memorial Park in West Union, W.Va. Visitation will be 4-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Because of Bob's love of the 4-H Campgrounds, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Wood County 4-H Camp Trustees, c/o treasurer @ 1119 Missouri Run Road, Parkersburg, WV 26101.
An online guestbook for condolences is available at www.lamberttatman.com