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Thursday, September 22, 2016

SO/RC/NWA Capt. Ray M. Buck Jr.

~ IN MEMORY ~
SO/RC/NWA Captain Ray M. Buck, Jr.
November 26, 1933  ~  September 21, 2016 
 
Notification with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Ray Mears Buck Jr., age 82. Services will be held Monday September 26th in Fayetteville, Georgia.....please see below.  To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.mowellfuneralhome.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1855450 
Survived by his wife Norma, whitepages lists the family address as
 470 Sherwood Rd.,  Fayetteville, GA 30215-2331    (770) 461-8577
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN  

Life Legacy....................
 
Captain Ray M. Buck, Jr., was born November 26, 1933, in Wilmington, NC to parents Ray & Laurita Buck. After attending New Hannover High School, Ray graduated from Clemson A&M (now Clemson University), with a commission in the US Air Force. He later returned to the family farm, but flying remained his passion. 
 
In 1965, Ray began flying for Southern Airways, which later became Republic and then Northwest.  
 
Aside from family, nothing brought Ray more joy than sharing his love of flying. Whether it was taking kids on their first plane ride with the Young Eagles, instructing a pilot in training, or flying a commercial airliner, Ray was always ready. Not just a pilot, Ray was also an Elder of the Fayette Presbyterian Church, where he taught Sunday School and Bible class, as well as a boy scout and cub scout leader, and an active member in 2 chapters of EAA.
 
Ray is survived by his wife of 61 years, Norma; his children Lynn and Ray; his grandchildren Mitch, Ryan, Sarah, Laura, Hannah and Jessee; and great-grandchildren, Carson, Preston, and Caitlin. 
 
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, September 26, 2016, at 2:00PM, at the Chapel of Mowell Funeral Home, Fayetteville GA
180 N Jeff Davis Dr, Fayetteville, GA 30214            Phone: (770) 461-7641
with Rev. John Westlund and Dr. Alex Moses officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00PM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army, www.salvationarmy.org.
        Carl J Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com
 

  

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