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 Stanley R Buck

Stanley R Buck

Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Nov 2012 (aged 52)
Indiana, USA
Burial Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 101026343 · View Source
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Pastor Stanley R. Buck
March 19, 1960 - November 18, 2012
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Pastor Stanley R. Buck, 52, passed away at his home on November 18th, 2012 after an 18 month courageous battle with a brain tumor.

Stan was born in Muncie, Indiana and graduated from Muncie Northside High School. He was an Emens Scholar at Ball State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Economics. He received his Master of Divinity Degree from Oral Roberts University and his Doctorate of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary. In 1987,

Stan became the founding pastor of Sonrise Church. A week prior to his death he was honored by the Sonrise community for 25 years of faithful service. Camp Adventure is where Stan received his call to ministry as a camper. He loved attending camp and spent many summers directing camps for the United Methodist Church. He was loved by the youth and children of Sonrise Church and will always be remembered for the exciting chapel services he led for the Sonrise preschool.

Stan participated in mission work in Kenya, Burma, and Haiti, serving as a board member of Jesus in Haiti.

Stan was gifted in leadership and served on many boards and committees. Some of these included Conference Church Development Committee, Conference Camp Board, and Vice President of the Fort Wayne District Church Builders. He was also part of the Church Planter Assessment Team for the United Brethren and Missionary Church.

Stan also served as a board member for Stop the Madness (Values Based Initiative), One-Church, One-Offender, Leadership Fort Wayne, and Greater Fort Wayne Association of Evangelicals.

Stan has mentored many pastors through his coaching network called Windsights Consulting. He has taught classes for Taylor University, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University and the Pastoral Leadership Institute.

Stan loved to play basketball and was a former coach for AGBL and former Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at Homestead High School. He treasured time spent with his family at Lake Wawasee and was an avid sailor.

Surviving are his wife of 31 years Kathleen; daughters, Stephanie (Kyle) Thomas of Denver, CO and Ashley (Justin) Waterson of Fort Wayne; father, Charles Buck of Portland, IN; mother, Lucille Harris of Muncie, IN; brothers Jeff (Debbie) Buck of Fort Wayne and Mark (Kathy) Buck of Indianapolis, IN; and his toy poodle, Quincy. His first grandchild, Baby Thomas, is due to deliver 12/12/12.

A Funeral Service celebrating the life of Stan will be held at 1:00 pm, November 24, 2012 at The Chapel, 2505 W. Hamilton Road. Calling will be Wed 11/21/2012 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Friday 11/23/2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00 pm at Sonrise Church, 10125 Illinois Road.

Burial will take place in Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made through Sonrise Church, for the Stan Buck Life Change Fund, Epworth Forest Christian Camp, Visiting Nurse and Hospice, or Cancer Services




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  • Added: 20 Nov 2012
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