Robert “Bob” Buck, 67, of Anderson passed away on October 7, 2017 at Community Hospital Anderson following a brief illness. He was born on May 2, 1950 in Anderson, IN to Charles and Violet (Rooney) Buck.
Bob was a member of Anderson Central Wesleyan Church where he drove the church van for more than twenty years.
A lifelong resident of Anderson, Bob graduated from Anderson High School in 1970. He retired from General Motors where he worked on the production line for more than thirty years. He was a proud member of the UAW Local 1963.
Bob, an avid sports fan, loved attending Anderson High School basketball games and the Indianapolis Colts’ training camp while it was in Anderson. He also spent many hours in front of the television thoroughly enjoying Purdue football games.
Bob loved to vacation with his family and, as a child, spent countless summer weekends at his parents’ cabin at Hill Lake. He enjoyed playing pool and tinkering with his toy trains. Bob’s sense of humor will be missed by everyone who has shared a laugh with him.
Bob is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Darlene (Packard); one son, Robbie Buck of Anderson; one daughter, Melanie Buck of Anderson; and three sisters, Sheila (Gary) Corbin of Petoskey, MI; Donna (David) Spangler of Carmel and Kathy (Rick) Ballard of East Lansing, MI. Six nieces and three nephews also survive along with his sister-in-law, Peggy (Rex) Bowers of Anderson; and brother-in-law, Larry Packard of Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00pm at Anderson Central Wesleyan Church (2406 Delaware St, Anderson IN 46016) with Rev. Jerry Alexander officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of service.
Bob was a true Christian friend who will be missed greatly. We will miss your smile at church on Sunday mornings. Not seeing you drive the church van. Not setting next to you at the men’s breakfast each month. We love you Bob.
Darlene, Robbi and Melanie we love you and will be praying for you!
Sending warm thoughts to all in this time of loss. Pam and John Porter
Bob was a special kinda of guy, just as nice as anybody could be, He always had a great smile and a kind word, I consider it a blessing to have known Bob, Like the song that Vince gill sings ,go rest high my friend , Rest in Peace and know we’ll never Forget the impact you made on our life’s 🕯