Thomas Paul Buck

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Thomas Paul Buck enjoyed life to the fullest. He was named after his Uncle Paul - who was accidentally killed on his ship home from the war. His parents, Merelyn and John Buck, were extremely proud of their son and supported his endeavors. His younger days were spent doing active things-especially sports. Little League baseball was a summer calling for him. In junior high and high school, basketball took the number one spot for his attention. Tom could light up the basketball court and ignite the energy in the gym. He did whatever it took to make his teammates better and to secure a school victory. Those Bulldog teams put BHS on the map. His dad told him, "Be a good loser-but, don't ever lose." ...AND "If you lose, don't get mad-get even. "After high school (1971 BHS graduate), he played college ball at Manatee Junior College in Florida. Tom made life pretty ON THE GO for his two older sisters, Mitzi (Werner-Gerry) And Jenny (Menser-Jim).
He lived in Hamburg, Indiana for many years. Tom had two children: a daughter, Amber (Dyer-Bill) and a son Travis Buck (Alisha). Those two offspring's gave him six grandchildren: Jaden, Kaitlyn, Mason, Ki, Cadence and Dominic. Tom had a caring heart and helping hands-that would reach out and be there whenever and for whatever his grandANGELS needed him. He supported his nephew and two nieces also.
From Hamburg, he moved to Greensburg, Indiana. He worked there at Crown Zellerbach for multiple years - before working at Valeo - where he retired a year or so ago. He discovered TOTAL retirement wasn't for him-then made the decision to work part-time for the Decatur County Parks and Recreation Department (which he was doing on the day he died). Tom was a very loyal worker.
He met April Walker in 2000. They golfed together on famous golf courses (around the world). He had a dream of someday working at a golf course in a warmer climate. April had two daughters: Brenna (Canterbury-Josh) and Heather (McGowan-Brian) who gave Tom three more grandchildren: Allie, Kinley and Hayden. Tom and April were always good to their loved ones. They recently took April's mother (Jerry Walker) to visit her home state of Oklahoma to visit old relatives and landmarks from her past.
Tom took such pride in his front yard. His flowers were some of the most attractive lawn landscaping arrangements in Greensburg. Tom enjoyed to fish-especially with his dad in his earlier years-and later with his son. He liked boating and was glad when his family members could join him. He certainly made his mark wherever he went - you were indeed lucky if you knew him.
Visitation will be Friday, June 21, from 4-8pm and funeral service will be on Saturday June 22, 2019 at 10:00am all Meyers Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at United Methodist Cemetery in Batesville.
Memorials may be given to Tales of Hope and the Greensburg Athletic Department c/o of Meyers Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
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Published on June 19, 2019
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Brendan Donohue
Jul 05, 2019
Still remember our dinner with you and April in Australia discussing music over a curry prepared by Deanna, we just heard the news today from Les as we have been in China, gone but not forgotten.
Slainte,

Brendan and Deanna Donohue
Head Start Staff at the Greensburg Learning Center
Jun 21, 2019
We are very sorry for your loss. Tom was always very helpful to us at the center.
Kenny Vanderbur
Jun 20, 2019
To all of Tom's family, I 'm sorry for your loss,and will also miss Tom. He was a great man and I 'm glad I knew him.RIP
Andrea R Murray
Jun 20, 2019
I am truly sorry for the loss of this phenomenal man. He always had a joke or comment to make me laugh whenever I was lucky enough to be in his presence! That smile could sure light up a room! My heart is broken for you Amber and my deepest condolences to April and the family.
Koors family
Jun 20, 2019
So sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. The worlds loss but heavens gain!! I know every time I saw Tom, he was smiling and it was contagious! And he sure loves those grand babies!
Sherry Stout
Jun 20, 2019
We enjoyed visiting with Tom on his walks with his beautiful dog. Will miss them!
Larry Strange
Jun 20, 2019
Summer nights in the old high school gym - a smile for everybody whether they could play or not
Terry Jenkins
Jun 19, 2019
April, Travis, and family my sincere condolences. Shocking to hear of Tom’s passing. Enjoyed talking horses with him at Valeo. Many conversations about vacations we’d each taken. You’re in my thoughts, you’re in my prayers. May the lord help ease your pain, no words will ever convey the sorrow everyone feels for your loss and the loss of a friend. RIP Tom, you left a good trail to follow.
Stephen Greiwe
Jun 19, 2019
Worked with Tom at Crown Zellerbach Rest in peace!
Kim Burns
Jun 19, 2019
So sorry to hear of Tom passing. He was always a kind person to everyone he came in contact with . Prayers for April and his kids and family.
Andi Senior
Jun 19, 2019
Tom was our cousin, but more like a brother to my sister, Cindi and I. We have amazing memories of growing up together. He was the BEST!! RIP, Tom. You will be missed!!