James Russell "Buck" Weatherly

James "Buck" Russell Weatherly peacefully passed away at his waterfall estate in Romance, Ark., on July 19, 2021.

He was the third child of Odie Sluder Weatherly and Jessie Ralph Weatherly, born on April 11, 1946 in Des Arc, Ark. By occupation Buck was a logger and an avid outdoorsman the majority of his life and well into his senior years.

James was greeted at the heavenly gates by his parents, Odie and Jessie Weatherly; his wife of 29 years, Carolyn Mae Coker Weatherly; and three grandchildren, James Elmo Olive II, Jessie Edward Olive, and Abigaile Louise Blankenship.

To carry on the legacy of James Weatherly are his beautiful daughters: Angela (Rick Campbell) Epps, Tammy (Mo) Olive, and Jamie (Gary) Swain, eight grandchildren: Christopher (Nyk) Epps Jr., Brandon (Allison Sinquefield) Epps, Hunter Epps, Megan Mae Raney, Jessie James Olive, Danny James Olive, Kara Len Blankenship, Destini Claire Blankenship and great-grandchildren: Dominyk Maycon, Julius James, Jayden Williams, Brooke Marie, Jake Jr., Terry James, Adalynn Bel and Chasity Nicole.

The memoir of James "Buck" Weatherly will be forever cherished and shared with anyone willing enquire on him by his sister, Patsy Blankenship, and brothers, JR (Jenece) Weatherly, and Butch (Mary) Weatherly as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mmhhhmmm, alright … And everything … Do ya know what I mean … alright well I got to go talk at ya later … (dial tone).

Published by The Sun Times on Jul. 27, 2021.
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