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John William Buck

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“May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keep in his memory because they are precious...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: joyceA - DE

“Farewell my good friend. For over 25 years we enjoyed the waters of Charleston together in our "YACHTS". I know Charleston will miss you, the half...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Galloway - Charleston, SC

“He was a wonderful guy always smiling & pleasant. We saw him often at several places eating on James Island. Ralph worked on the waterfront with SSA ...Read More »
3 of 31 | Posted by: Ralph & Joan Harwell - Charleston, SC

“John was a big guy with a great big heart. He love doing things for all his many friends. John would stop by our office a few times a year. He...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Danny Quirk - Charleston, SC

“Reading all of the condolences, it seems like you were very special to many people. I had not seen you in many many years until a couple of years...Read More »
5 of 31 | Posted by: Linda Rumph - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“He will be missed by all that knew him and loved him, the family is together again in heaven! ”
6 of 31 | Posted by: Richard Townsend - Charleston, SC

“Great guy sorry to see you go but we're you will be your better off the here with this ugly world today. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Barney Strock - Charleston, SC

“John was my neighbor. When I moved in last May he was the first one to come up and offer help. He was always looking out for me and children...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Sharon Steffan - Charleston, SC

“My goodness,he will be sorely missed! ”
9 of 31 | Posted by: Brian O'Neil - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“So glad, that I got the pleasure of seeing John on Christmas eve at the Frampton's party, where he was a mainstay. Remember at Rockville, John would...Read More »
10 of 31 | Posted by: Tommy Lesesne - Mount Pleasant, SC

“A great big guy with an even bigger heart!Our family loves you John.God bless. ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: John DeStefano - Charleston, SC

“My heart just broke when I learned of John's passing. We're grew up together and our mother's were dear friends. It never mattered if it had been 2...Read More »
12 of 31 | Posted by: Jackie Adamson - Charleston, SC

“I just saw this and was stunned. Buck was a terrific friend who just loved people. I can still remember teaching Sunday School with him at FJBC. I...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Andi Jordan - Chas, SC - Friend

“The accounting department at Buck Lumber will truly miss John. He never entered the store without coming back to check on the girls. (We could hear...Read More »
14 of 31 | Posted by: Mona Williams - Yonges Island, SC

“I met John in the mid eighties when I worked for the Port and John worked for the PUC. More recently he was a neighbor of mine that I would talk to...Read More »
15 of 31 | Posted by: Bruce Powell - James Island, SC

“Oh, Johnny Boy, we will miss you. You were such a good friend to the Foster family. I will never forget the birthday party you came to for Uncle Paul...Read More »
16 of 31 | Posted by: Julie Ann Rowland - SC

“We lived aboard our boat and were friends with John many years. A big man who always brought happiness when he was around - we will miss him and...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Joye Wall - Charleston, SC

“We lived aboard our boat and were friends with John many years. A big man who always brought happiness when he was around - we will miss him and...Read More »
18 of 31 | Posted by: Joye Wall - Charleston, SC

“The Lord Blessed us by knowing John Buck. He was a very special person who loved people and always had a big heart. He touched many people during...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Frank Dabney - Charleston, SC

“John you will be misssed especially by all at the Yacht club.Thanks for everything, Christmas trees, cakes, candy and especially apple pie I took to...Read More »
21 of 31 | Posted by: Rebecca Lantz - North Charleston, SC

“John was a wonderful friend to my family... especially my Mother and Father. He will be missed by ALL who knew him. His generous spirit and kind...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Claudia Poulnot de Mayo - Atlanta, GA

“Our entire family is so sad as we mourn the loss of our dear friend, more like a family member, "Big John". He was a gentle giant and gave so much...Read More »
23 of 31 | Posted by: Sarah Amerson - Fort Rucker, AL

“John Buck was one of the most unique individuals I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I feel the phrase Je Ne Sais Quoi was made for people like...Read More »
24 of 31 | Posted by: Ethan Atwood - Raleigh, NC

“Words cannot describe the loss felt by the Morris and Hanckel families. 'Big John' was always there with a helping hand, with his words of wisdom ...Read More »
25 of 31 | Posted by: Courtney Morris-West - SC

“John was a client and a friend of mine since 1995. I will surely miss seeing him and hearing the stories he told me. He was a kind a great person...Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: CINDI KIRKLAND - Charleston, SC

“I will miss seeing you at the Christmas tree lot. Rest in peace. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Robin Crisp - James Island, SC

“John was a great guy & we had a lot of great memories going out in the boat. Rest In Peace my friend. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Ryan Weekley - James Island, SC

“I'm very thankful to have known John since my family moved here in 1977. He was a great friend to my family, especially to my parents the last few...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Scott Kitchens - Charleston, SC

“Johnny Buck was a gentle giant. He always was teasing me like a sister/friend.I will always remember our times at Charleston Yacht Club functions...Read More »
30 of 31 | Posted by: Cyndie and Gary Mcmanus - SC

“God Speed Mr. John! We will always remember you!! Thank you for all the Christmas trees over the years! May you find peace in Heaven! You will be...Read More »
31 of 31 | Posted by: Susie Schaffer - Wadmalaw Island, SC

John William Buck, 66, of Charleston, South Carolina, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 in St. Johns Parish Church, 3673 Maybank Highway at 1:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow in the Parish Hall. Interment, Saint James Churchyard. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

John was born in Charleston, SC July 31, 1951 to the late Myrtle Horton Buck and Alton W Buck. He was predeceased by his brother Edgar A Buck and sister Anne Buck. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1975. He was a member of the Charleston Yacht Club and St. John's Parish Church. John was retired from the SC Railways Railroad. He was a major supporter and member of the Brigadier Foundation at the Citadel and a supporter of the Citadel Basketball Association.

John was a big guy with an even bigger heart. He was always volunteering to help someone with an event. He loved to cook before his health declined. Everyone who knew John, knew that when he walked through the door he would have two arms full of goodies to share. John loved people and he had friends from all walks of life. Many of John's friends have come forward at this time to share stories of his love and generosity; painting a picture of a very loyal friend. His big, loud, loving presence will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.