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 Buford Henry “Buck” Holt

Buford Henry “Buck” Holt

Birth
Cornelia, Habersham County, Georgia, USA
Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 92)
Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Burial Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 176337423 · View Source
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BUFORD HENRY “BUCK” HOLT, 92, of Loudonville, peacefully passed away from us on Monday morning, February 13, 2017 in Smithville-Western Care Center, Wooster.

He bore Parkinson’s Disease with courage and good nature for almost 30 years until the Lord released him from it. He was born September 27, 1924 in Cornelia, Georgia to the late Albert Neville Holt and Elizabeth Culver.

Known to his family and friends as Buck, he was a hard worker from earliest childhood. His first job was delivering milk from a horse-drawn wagon which instilled a love for driving. That early experience developed into a 50-year career of long-haul trucking, an occupation that began as “something fun” and became a profession in which he had great pride.

After driving literally millions of miles, Buck and Doris enjoyed their retirement in Greenville, South Carolina, where he became an expert in antique furniture restoration and decorative caning. Notably, he was an accomplished designer and builder of complex and beautiful stained glass windows.

In 2004, he and Doris moved to Loudonville to be near family and became a much-loved figure of central Loudonvillle. Parkinson’s Disease had put a cruel end to his manual dexterity but he learned to delight his neighbors with country western music played (loudly) on his CD player from the front porch of their home. Once a trucker, always a trucker ...

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 67 years, Doris Ann Taylor Holt; his faithful son, Donald (Dr. Roxanne Baumgartner) Holt of Loudonville; two daughters: Delores (Charles) Roof of Bourbonnais, Illinois, and Betty Carol Rousseau of Prescott, Arizona; a daughter-in-law: Mary Glen Allison of Houston, Texas; six cherished grandchildren: Craig (Jean) Allison of Dallas, Texas, Dr. Jason Allison of Houston, Texas, Rev. Joe (Kim) Roof of Schenectady, New York, Shawna (Kevin) Alderman of Mechanicville, New York, Sandra Roof of Bradley, Illinois, Kendra Rousseau of Prescott, Arizona; seven beautiful great-grandchildren; three sisters: Louise (Crawford) Irvin of Cornelia, Georgia, Jennie Thompson of Winston Salem, North Carolina, and Beverly Ann (Jim) Oliver of Dallas, Texas and a number of well accomplished nephews and nieces.

He is reunited in Heaven with parents and his beloved son, Buford Henry “Bucky” Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning, February 17 at 11 a.m. in Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with his grandson, Rev. Joe Roof officiating. Private family burial will follow in Loudonville Cemetery.

Friends may call Friday morning from 10 to 11 a.m., one hour prior to services in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be offered to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, Ohio, 44691 or the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 833 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois, 60607.

Gravesite Details Age 92 Years

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  • Created by: Judy Farst
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176337423
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buford Henry “Buck” Holt (27 Sep 1924–13 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176337423, citing Loudonville Cemetery, Loudonville, Ashland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Judy Farst (contributor 47238119) .