Jess Wallace (Dick) Buck, age 90, of Mena, passed away August 10, 2016, at the Veterans Center in Talihina, Oklahoma. He was born on March 20, 1926, in Alf, Arkansas, and lived at Old Forrester, Arkansas, until joining the U.S. Navy. He lived many years in Oregon where he had a trucking business before retiring and moving to Mena. He enjoyed traveling, exploring and seeing new places, was an avid reader, and liked telling stories of growing up at “Old Forrester”, a small community built around a large sawmill operation.
He was preceded in death by, his parents, John Jess Buck and Myrtle Wehunt Buck. Also, two of his children, Julie Buck and John Buck.
He is survived by, his son, Robert Buck of Florida, Jeanette Buck of Payette, ID, and his companion of 28 years, Willis M. Newbolt of Mena, Ar. He has four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two nephews, and several cousins.
He was sent for cremation by Beasley-Wood Funeral Home, with a memorial service to be announced at a later date.