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Billy W. Buck, 69, of Cape Girardeau left his mortal body and went home from where he came on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Gir¿ardeau.
He was born on Nov. 12, 1937, in Wardell, Mo., the son of the late Churchill and Blanche (Wheeler) Buck. He and Shirley (Osborn) Buck were married on Jan. 15, 1968, in Hillsboro, Mo.
Bill was a loving husband, devoted father and Christian who taught his children about God by example. He helped many people that God sent through his life spending his earlier years in children's and bus ministries. He also had a great bass voice singing on praise and worship teams and also traveling with a local band, the Ambassadors.
At the age of 57 he became a foster dad, considering it a blessing that God trusted him enough to place a small child in his life. Bill lived a full life and was ready to go home.
Bill was a butcher for Central Foods for 10 years and a lens maker for Rhea Optical for several years.
Survivors include his wife of Cape Girardeau; a son, Daniel Wayne Buck of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Tabitha Michelle Cox of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Myra Marchetti, of Tennessee; two brothers, Coleman Buck of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Denton Buck of Tennessee; two grandchildren, Danielle Cox of Cape Girardeau and Haylee Buck of Benton, Mo.; and two godchildren, Kenneth Parrow and Shonda Hemphill of Cape Girardeau.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Tom Buck.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Webster and Rev. Opal Eaker officiating. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.
Memorials may be made to Mid-America Teen Challenge. Ford and Sons is in charge of arrangements.