|Birth: ||Oct. 6, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 2008|
Charles George (Buck) Delano, age 82, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 in a local hospital. He was born on October 6, 1925 to Mart and Josephine Delano and raised in East Bernard, Texas. He married Maxine, his wife of 63 years, on March 6, 1945. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who was know to his family and friends as Honey Boy. He was known throughout the oilfield as having an innovative mind. He held 19 patents primarily related to oilfield equipment and special methods of performing oilfield procedures. He owned and operated H.B. Specialty Company, H.B. Swivels, Inc. and Delano Specialty, Inc. for 38 years. Prior to owning his own businesses, he worked for Brown Oil Tools in the position of Manager of the Fishing Tools Division. He was also a member of Who's Who of American Technology and The Society of American Inventors. His passion for horses led him to become an active and avid member of the South Texas Trail Riders. His love of horses grew into a love of mules and eventually fabrication of several unique and innovative wagons and buggies. Maxine also became active in the association and in 2005 their dedication was jointly recognized by the association awarding them the Frank Hoch Memorial Award. Buck was a man's man who will always be remembered by his family and friends as a larger than life individual who was always looking for a better way to do things. He was truly one of a kind. He loved his country and he loved God, whom he affectionately referred to as the "Old Man Above." We will always remember the hunting trips, the fishing on Lake Mathis, the bar-b-ques, the motor home trips, the Christmas dinners, his special drive-by shopping trips, and his many inventions (especially the meat marinator). This down to earth Texan never met a stranger. He shared his love of life with everyone who crossed his path. He will be missed and remembered by many.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, his sisters, Lillian Denton and Marveline Pira (Duane), his sons Rick (Mary Beth) and Rocky, and his grandchildren Adam and Ashley. Pallbearers will be Jay Edmiston, Stan Musick, Arlion Gesford, Howard Konetzke, Chuck Anastos, Doug Grover, Bill Rogers, and Duane Davis. The family gives heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care he received from his longtime physician and friend, Dr. Ben Groner and also Dr. Ray Graf.
A Funeral Service celebrating Buck's life will be held at Seaside Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. A Private Entombment will be held at Seaside Memorial Park.
Seaside Memorial Park
Created by: Carolyn
Record added: Jul 15, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54999276
RIP Honey Boy|
Added: Dec. 8, 2010