Henry Lamar Buck, 75, of Helena-West Helena, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.
Henry Lamar Buck, 75, of Helena-West Helena, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. He was born May 29, 1934 in Greenville, Miss. to Hazel Caillouet and Henry Earl Buck.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Buck was a graduate of Delta State University where he received a B.S. degree in medical technology. Buck worked in the laboratory at Clarksdale Hospital before moving to Helena to become chief of the lab at Helena Hospital (now Helena Regional Medical Center). He served as laboratory director at Helena Hospital for 19 years.
In 1981, he joined long-time friend and fellow medical technologist Dean Spradling in Infolab Inc., founded in Clarksdale, Miss., where they worked earnestly to build Infolab as one of Mississippi's top companies. Buck was among Infolab's first salesmen. He served as operations manager for the company until retiring in 2002 and continued serving as vice president thereafter.
A musician at a young age helping to fund his college career, Buck was known for his woodworking talents and was an avid outdoorsman, who loved duck hunting, fishing and the camaraderie of all of his friends. He passed on his passions of music and the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Helena-West Helena, where he has served on various committees.
Buck leaves his wife, Bobbie Twiner Buck, of Helena-West Helena; a son, Greg Buck of Princeton, Texas; two daughters, Marla Buck Clark, of Helena-West Helena, and Jill Buck Whitney, of Decatur, Ill.; five grandchildren, Nikki Buck Carl, of Thayer, Mo.; Callie and Tinsley Clark of Helena-West Helena; and Jerry and Julia Whitney of Decatur; and three great-grandchildren, Patience, Aaron, and Cash Carl. His mother and father, Hazel Caillouet Bozeman and Henry Buck, preceded him in death.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 at First United Methodist Church in Helena-West Helena with the Rev. Carolyn Doering officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be long-time friends and associates Ed Fuquay, Jack Day, Randy Sewell, Jeff Smith, Scott Spradling, Sumner Spradling and James Burris. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Helena-West Helena. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home of Helena-West Helena will direct services.