John Buck
1928 - 2021
Murray Brothers Funeral Home - SW Atlanta
1199 Utoy Springs Rd, SW 
Atlanta, GA
BUCK, John

John F. Buck, age 93, died peacefully on September 7, 2021. He was born in Atlanta, GA, January 20, 1928 to Vernon A. Buck, Sr., and Glennie Kirk Buck. He worked at Lockheed while earning a degree in Elementary Education at Morris Brown College. He taught in Atlanta Public Schools for 30 years at R.L. Craddock and Mary McLeod Bethune elementary schools before retirement, when he enjoyed working in the yard, listening to his jazz music collection and talking on the phone with neighbors and watching television.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon Jr. and sister Virginia Buck Prather. He leaves his daughter Carol (William) of Los Angeles, CA; sons Gregory of Corpus Christi, TX; Jonathan (Nazer or "ZeZe") of Ellenwood, GA; Todd (Donna) of Stockbridge, GA; devoted niece Monique Prather of Atlanta; his constant companion, Shirley Gardner, of Columbus, GA; his grandchildren Kovel Vernon, Darryl Dorsey, Cory Buck, Christian Buck, Ta-Tyonna Buck, and Teonta Buck; his three great-grandchildren, Keyshaun, Jayden, and Skylar, and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life and Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 (404) 349-3000 Services can be LIVE Streamed by viewing

Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sep. 12, 2021.
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Mr. Buck was my 6th grade teacher and one of my favorite teachers at R. L. Craddock Elementary. He was a stern task master who wanted you to learn and do well in life, but he was also a very kind and caring man. I believe he was a lot like my daddy was and that's why I liked and respected him so much. It's your turn to get on board the old ship of Zion Mr. Buck, so get on board and rest well sir.
Karen Walker
September 14, 2021
To The Family of Mr.John Buck My FAMILY and I are sending Condolences to the Family. Comfort, Strenght, and Peace. Mr. Buck was my teacher when I attended R.L.Craddock Elementary School along with my sibling we all have precious memories of Mr.Buck.
Priscilla Williams -Roach
September 13, 2021
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