Merritt Dean Buck

August 10, 1934 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 87)



Merritt Dean Buck 87, of Marietta, passed away on May 15, 2022. He was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa to Raymond Robert and Dorothy Marjorie (Stafford) Buck. He worked as a supervisor for Holiday Gas Stations (in MN, IA, IL), J&L Oil Company (in IL, GA) and Made-Rite Sandwich Company in GA. Throughout his life, he served as an elder and usher at church. He was a charter member of the Ray-Thomas Memorial Presbyterian Church in Marietta. 

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who enjoyed playing golf, telling stories (always to get a laugh), mowing his lawn, driving (any type of vehicle/equipment) with great confidence, square dancing and traveling.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 66 years, Wilma (Ritchie) Buck, his parents, his four older siblings; Richard Buck, Roland Buck, Barbara Bentley and Donald Buck, and grandson-in-law, Zachary McTyre.

He is survived by his son M. Mark (Jill) Buck, daughter Pam (David) Anderson; grandchildren: Jeremiah (Emily) Buck, Addie McTyre, Douglas & Thomas Anderson; great-grandsons, Jacob & Samuel Buck and Wesley McTyre. 

He will be greatly missed.

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