Leroy Kirk Buck, 78, passed away on July 19, 2008, in Crescent City. He was born Jan. 8, 1930, in Lansing, Mich. He was an 18-year resident of Del Norte County.

Mr. Buck was a veteran having served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Prior to his retirement, he was an almond farmer and also worked as a heavy duty diesel mechanic. Mr. Buck enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Betty Buck of Crescent City; children Martin Buck and Michael Buck, both of Crescent City, Jeanne and husband David, of Manteca, and James and wife Deborah Atoka, of Oklahoma; brothers Harold and wife Carol Buck, of Phoenix, Arthur Buck of Sherwood, Okla., and Eldon and Mary Buck of Ripon; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The family requests contributions be made in Leroy's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1301 Northcrest Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.