Joseph C. Buck

May 8, 1955 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 65)


Joseph C. Buck, 65, of Rossville passed away at 6:06pm on July 23, 2020. He was born in Danville, IL on May 8, 1955 the son of Gordon and Margery Buck.

Joe is survived by his wife of 36 years, Louise (Schafer) Buck; children Jason (Amanda) Buck, John (Jill) Shutes;  Jennifer (Jared) Harris, Jamie (Rodney) Judy; sister, Laurie Huff; grandchildren Siera Shutes, Robert Joseph Shutes, Brenner Harris, Taylor Judy, Ryan Judy, Kyle C. Judy, Ryleigh Buck, Easton Buck and a great grandson on the way; niece, Stephanie (Chris) Ball; great nephews, Andrew Layner, Jackson Layner;  first mother-in-law, Juanita Wendt and his four-legged buddy Duke.

He is preceded in death by his son Jordon Buck; parents, Gordon and Margery Buck; first wife, Jacqueline (Wendt) Buck; mother-in-law, Sara Schafer; brother, Larry Buck; first father-in-law, Carl Wendt; brother-in-law, Tom Huff and nephew, Jacob Spicer.

Joe graduated from Schlarman Academy in 1973 before attending Danville Junior College. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as well as the Rossville Sons of the American Legion. Joe was a Rossville Village Trustee and a member of the Rossville United Methodist Church where he sat as a board member. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Rossville Fire Department and a coach for Special Olympics. Joe’s love for sports allowed him to coach many local teams while cheering on his favorite team, the Cubs.

Visitation will take place on Thursday July 30, 2020 from 4pm to 8pm at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834. There will also be a 1-hour visitation prior to the service from 10am to 11am on Friday July 31, 2020 at the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St., Rossville, IL. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11am Friday 31, 2020 at the Church with Pastor Chris Quick officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made in Joe’s name to the Mustard Seed Christian Daycare of Rossville, American Heart Association, or donor’s choice.

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