Kenneth C. Buck

Published 5:47 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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SUFFOLK, VA – Kenneth Clyde Buck, 80, passed away peacefully in his Suffolk, Virginia home on December 7, 2020.

He was born in Winterville, NC, the son of the late Calvin and Mildred Buck of Drum Hill, NC. He was predeceased by his grandson, Ethan Hankinson; brother-in-law, Thomas Umphlette; and sister-in-law, Marie Umphlette.

“Kenny”, a 1958 graduate of Gatesville High School, was a farmer in his early years. He later became a land developer and was the owner and CEO of Suffolk Land and Timber. Kenny was known for his strong business acumen, his delicious fudge, love of sports, horses and bluegrass music as well as his love for food, family and friends. A person of the people, Kenny helped churches, groups and individuals in need by holding barbeque fundraisers. Some of the most delicious barbeque was cooked and served by “Kenny Buck”.

Kenny had a quiet, but sure faith in the Lord. He was a member of Savage’s United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his relatives and friends from Winterville and Gates County and was an honorary member of the Drum Hill Hunt Club. Kenny’s love of Gates County was evident in his service as a county commissioner in his early years. He also served his neighbors and community through his memberships in the Elk Lodge and Moose Lodge of Suffolk, VA, where he also enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool.

Kenny is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Scott Buck; his children, Kevin (Mitzi) Buck, Carol Anne (Chuck) Hankinson, and Keith Buck; his step-children, Charles (Tina) Scott, Michael Scott and Niya and Debra (Mark) Loudin; his grandchildren, Caroline Hankinson and Parker, Kevin Scott and Brittany, Christopher (Angela) Scott, Michael Scott Jr. and Dale, Amber Scott, Ryan Scott, BJ (Amy) Phippins and Bryan Phippins; his great-grandchildren, Arabella Scott, Brooke and Claire Phippins; his brothers, Mallory (Ruby) Buck, Joe (Dette) Buck, and Ronald Gene Buck and friend; his sister Sandra (Roy) Jordan; and his many nieces and nephews.

During his illness, Kenny was blessed to receive excellent care from his wife, Nancy, and his nurses, Joan Long, Linda Bryant, Lakea Pittman, Nikita Jones, Patricia McNair and other itinerant nurses as well as Hospice care. The family would like to thank everyone for their many acts of kindness during not only Kenny’s illness, but Nancy’s as well.

A funeral service will be at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 11, 2020 at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Eric J. Earhart officiating and the eulogy given by niece, Linda Buck Alexander. Entombment will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with limited gathering will be from 6-8:00 pm, Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Parr Funeral Home & Crematory.

Flowers are welcomed or donations may be made in his memory to the Suffolk Emergency Medical Services.

Friends and neighbors may visit the family at their residence.

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