Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Buck, 83, formerly of Beaufort and widower of Shirley Bowers Buck, entered the Church Triumphant on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in Bloomsburg, Pa.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Sea Island Presbyterian Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with military honors. A celebration of his life will follow interment at Sea Island Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Buck was born on February 27, 1930 in Rupert, Pa. He is the son of the late Frederick Leonard Buck and Blanche Klinger Buck. Ken was a longtime member and elder of Sea Island Presbyterian Church, as well as a former member and elder of First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. He will long be remembered by the members of Sea Island Presbyterian Church as the “Kirk Night Chef,” as he prepared and served dinner on Wednesday night for many years.
He served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps and after retiring from civil service, he pursued his passion of helping others by founding “Ken Buck’s Tax Service” where he provided his service for nearly 40 years. He was an avid Gamecock fan and proudly wore his garnet and black. He also enjoyed golf and playing cards.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. Buck of Bloomsburg, Pa; one daughter, Teresa B. Annis, of Beaufort; three grandchildren: Nancy Ann Bridges Foote (fiancé, Michael Light) of Hampton, SC, Erin Bridges Martin (husband Wade Martin) of Beaufort, and Donald Erikson “Erik” Annis of Beaufort; four great-grandchildren: Britney and Jakib Foote of Hampton, and Rylen and Dalten Martin of Beaufort; one brother, Elden Bruce Buck of York, Pa; one sister, Jeanne Keister of Paso Robles, Ca.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Shirley, and his parents, Ken was predeceased by his sisters Mary Jane Haas and Dorothy Marie Mensinger; and his brothers, Charles Buck and James Buck.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to Sea Island Presbyterian Church. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.
Ethel Ancrum Washington Jenkins, 90, of the Saxonville community on St. Helena Island and widow of William B. Jenkins died at her home on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.
Michael A. Register, 31, of Ridgeland and son of Diana Register and the late Robert L. Register died Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Hilton Head Hospital.
Viewing was from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Helen Galloway’s Memorial Chapel of Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.
Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, February 24, at the Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Hilton Head Island. Burial will be in the Elliott Cemetery on Hilton Head. Arrangements by Chisholm Galloway Home for Funerals.