After a lengthy illness, Charles “Charlie” Alfred Buck Sr., died on April 18, 2015. He is now at peace in our Lord Jesus Christ’s loving arms. Born on July 31, 1930, in Long Branch, New Jersey, son of the late William and Edna Buck. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily Conover Buck. Charlie is survived by his loving wife Margaret “Dolly” Frank Buck; his son, Charles Buck Jr., and wife, Sue, Charlotte C. H., VA; daughter, Barbara Brown and husband, Jim of Neptune, NJ; three stepsons: Michael Mulroy and wife, Kelly, Sea Grit, NJ, Gene Mulroy and wife, Laura, Colts Neck, NJ, and Kyle Mulroy and wife, Tracy, and children, Reece and Laura, Bethesda, MD. Charlie was blessed with a large loving family including fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren: Michael Buck and wife, Maria, and children, Anthony and Airiana, Oregon; Ian Brown, Jill Edwards and children, Ian, Kelsey, and Lindsey; Lisa Buck and children, Kimberly and Hayden; Suzy and Daria Buck, Justin, Haley, Kiera and Erin Mulroy, Matthew, Devin and Megan Mulroy all of NJ; Sheri and Jerimie Caudill and children, Bobby, Donovan and Tyler, VA. Charlie also leaves behind a brother, Robert and wife, Carolyn, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
From the age of seventeen until his retirement, Charlie was employed in various Ford Motor Company dealerships in NJ, managing the parts departments. He had a beautiful bass voice and used it to praise his Lord in the choirs both at Colts Neck Reformed Church in NJ and in later years at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, VA. One of his biggest joys was singing in Barbershop Choruses and Quartets in NJ for thirty-five years. Charlie was always active in his beloved home churches in Colts Neck, NJ, and Keysville, VA. In addition to the choirs, he was an Elder, a Deacon, Vacation Bible School teacher, member of the Finance Committee, Atlantic Cemetery Committee and numerous other committees. In 2004 he became a volunteer with Hospice of Virginia, Farmville office. With his warm, caring, quiet manner and big smile, Charlie brought and received much joy and a sense of connectedness to the many patients and families he served. He once said he felt “blessed” to have had such wonderful patients. The family wishes to thank the caring and compassionate staff at The Woodland. Charlie enjoyed teaching himself to play piano while there and serenading his fellow residents. The family wishes to express its gratitude to Charlie’s Ash Camp Baptist Church family for their love, support, and prayers.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m., at Ash Camp Baptist Church in Keysville, and on May 2, at 11 a.m., at his home church, Colts Neck Reformed Church in Colts Neck, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Ash Camp Baptist Church, Hospice of Virginia, or a charity of your choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is in charge of arrangements.