Charles Dwain Buck, known by most simply as “Buck”, was born June 5, 1939, in Alpine, Ark., to Carrol Jahu Buck and Cornelius Buck. He was surrounded by family as he found peace and relief from this world’s pain on Tuesday, June 6, at age 78.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as five sisters and one brother (Louise Yantzy, Leonia Jackson, Evelyn Hill, Rayford Buck, Gwindolyn Jackson, and Velma Free).
Survivors include: his wife of 39 years, Vera and six children: David Moore and wife Alisa of Bryant, Ark., Gena Moore of Nashville, Ark., Tena Arceneaux of Spring, Texas, LaDonna Ashbrooks and husband Anthony of Murfreesboro, Ark., Anthony Buck and wife Debbie of Harrah, Okla., and Brandi Williams and husband Josh of Murfreesboro, Ark. He treasured his grandchildren who also survive him: Cody Arceneaux, Katie (Moore) Dunigan and husband Sawyer, Courtney (Buck) Chedester and husband Greg, Logan Moore, Kayla Ashbrooks, Marshall Ashbrooks, Zachary Buck, Colton Cox, Tyler Cox, and Holdon Williams. He is also survived by five brothers and two sisters (Clinton Buck, Jewell Hughes, Lawrence Buck, Wesley Buck, Lester Buck, Varie Lee Mitchell, and Eugene Buck).
He attended school in Alpine, Ark. During high school, he worked in the log woods in an effort to help support his family. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Army for two years and then returned to the Nashville area where he worked at the Briar Plant for a number of years. He met Vera Moore, whom he married on Aug. 12, 1978, combining their families and settling in the Highland community where he was a ranch manager for Stillmeadow Farms for about 30 years. He was saved and baptized, and he and Vera became members of the Cross Point Cowboy Church where they felt they had found a second family.
Often being described as one of the last of the real cowboys, he worked cattle for the public throughout his life and loved every second he was in the saddle. Family was of utmost importance to him. He and Vera have shared many years of happiness, and their relationship was a great model for the rest of the family. His grandchildren were such a joy to him. He delighted in teaching them to ride and sharing his knowledge of ranch life.
Visitation was at Latimer Funeral Home in Nashville on Thursday, June 8, from 6-8 pm. Services were officiated by Bro. Don Jones with Bro. Bryan Adair assisting and were at Cross Point Cowboy Church (2740 Hwy 371) at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 9. Burial followed at Corinth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Arena Fund at Cross Point Cowboy Church, P. O. Box 1675, Nashville, AR 71852.