CMSgt. (ret.) Gregory Wayne Buck, 61, passed on to his heavenly home May 10, 2011, after a short battle with brain cancer.
Gregory was born in Washington, D.C., in 1949, to Charles W. Buck and Ruth Callison Terry. He spent his childhood in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated from Duval High School in 1969 in New Carrollton, Md.
Greg enlisted in the Air Force after graduation and served our country for 25 years, spending time in Germany, Guam, Thailand and numerous bases in the states. When he was stationed in Virginia he loved to go fish the Chesapeake Bay with his brother, Johnny, and favorite uncle Jay Calhson.
He was stationed in Mountain Home in 1972 where he met and married Christy Landers, the mother of his first three children. They divorced and stayed friends. He then was stationed in Virginia where he met and married his second wife, Cathy Early, the mother of his two youngest children. They separated but remained friends, also.
He moved back to Mountain Home in 2007 to be around his children and grandchildren.
He moved next door to his good friend, Harley Lekvold, where they loved to build all kinds of furniture and just hang out.
Greg started painting oil paintings in 2007 and he became very good at it.
He enjoyed working on old cars. He refurbished a cherished family 1977 Ford truck to the delight of his nephew, Ryan.
Greg loved his friends and family very much. He will be remembered by his great sense of humor, smile and laugh. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his siblings Lertlynne (TN), Janelle Greever (Mountain Home), Johnny (Shannon)of Kentucky, Charlene Day (Dan) of Mountain Home, children Chad Buck (Boise), Tracy Corbett (Rudy) of Mountain Home, Anna Buck
(Boise), Keely Buck (Omaha), Gregory Buck (Micheffe) of Omaha, Ryan Day (nephew), Danny Day (nephew) and eight grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by older brother David Buck and both parents.
Services will be May2l at 2 p.m. at Calvary Chapel in Mountain Home.