James "Jim" Buck, age 87, of Lewisville, Texas, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2013.
Jim was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and great grandfather and friend to all who knew him. Jim was born April 23, 1925, in Council Bluffs, the son of Wilmer and Lillie (Hadlund) Buck. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1943, where he was appointed Major in the ROTC, selected Best Citizen by the faculty, and played sports. Jim's family attended the First Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943 to 1946. He received a Masters degree in Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1950. Jim taught school and worked in real estate in Council Bluffs before joining IBM in Sales in 1956. He retired with IBM in Rochester, Minn., in 1988. Jim was married to Sadie Mae Vanderpool on August 24, 1947, for 51 years until her death in January 1999. Several years later, Jim was blessed with another family when he married Gleda "Jackie" Gresham on January 10, 2003, in Carrollton, Texas.
Jackie preceded him in death in September 2011. Jim also was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Lillian Buck Lantis, of Ottawa, Kan.; and brother, Carl Buck, of Red Oak, Iowa.
Jim is survived by his daughter, Susan Buck Badger and husband, David, of Lewisville; granddaughter, Ramie Badger Elkins and husband, Nelson; and great grandchildren, Emory and Genevieve "Gigi" Elkins, of Lewisville; grandson, Brandon Badger and wife, Corynn Badger; and great grandchildren, Natalie and Owen Badger, of Austin, Texas; sister, Virginia Buck Moats, of Park Rapids, Minn.; step daughter, Gloria Sanders, of Bridgeport, Texas; and step son, Phillip Hoile and wife, Deborah, of Blanchard, Okla.; and many other relatives and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2013, at The Nor'kirk Presbyterian Church, 3915 North Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas, with Reverend Bill Parr officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m., before the service. Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the .
This obituary was originally published in The Daily Nonpareil.