William "Bill" M. Buck

February 2, 1956June 21, 2020
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William M. “Bill” Buck, 64, of Shiloh, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Bill was born February 2, 1956 in Clearfield, the son of Perry A. and Helen L. (Fleming) Buck.

He was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School, Class of 1974, and received his Diesel Mechanic certification from Clearfield Vo-Tech. He was well known for his mechanic abilities, and prided himself on being able to fix “anything with wheels and a motor”.

Bill was an owner-operator of his triaxle and tractor-trailer for over 20 years, and drove for various local companies for the last 10 years of his career. Many knew him by his CB radio handles, “Gopher”, “Goofy”, and “Wild Bill”, or knew him by his blue Ford triaxle and teal “Goofy’s Express” Peterbilt. You couldn’t mistake Bill out on the road because his trucks were the one’s with Ozzy Osborne’s “Crazy Train” on them. To his friends and neighbors, he was known as the “Unofficial Mayor of Shiloh”.

He was a long-time blood donor, and believed in helping wherever he could. He helped coach his children’s t-ball teams, specifically the Orange Crushers, and sponsored teener and minor league baseball teams. Being a classic car enthusiast, and diehard Ford fan, he also helped sponsor local auto-racing teams. He was a Boy Scout Troop 20 Den Master, and frequently helped at Camp Mt. Run during his time with the Boy Scouts.

William is survived by his wife Jaimy C. (Walker) Buck; his two children: a son Jeremy Ross Buck and his wife Heather, and a daughter Cody L. Buck, all of Shiloh; his two grandchildren: Lydia and Jensen; three siblings: Kathy A. Swoope and her husband Roger of Shiloh, Edward E. Fleming, Sr. and his wife Ellen of Shawville, Thelma Goodrow of Hyde; his late brother’s wife Rosemary of Iowa; and numerous well-loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts and uncles, great nieces and nephews, and extended family.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert D. Buck of Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc. of Clearfield on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2pm with Pastor Brenda Libreatori officiating. Interment will be in Bradford Cemetery.

Friends will be received on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the funeral home from 2-4pm and 6-8pm and on Sunday from 1pm until the hour of services.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of donor’s choice.

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  • Jaimy C. (Walker) Buck, Spouse
  • Jeremy Ross Buck (Heather Buck), Son
  • Cody Lieren Buck, Daughter
  • Heather Buck, Daughter-in-law
  • Lydia Buck, Grandchild
  • Jensen Buck, Grandchild
  • Thelma Goodrow, Sister
  • Edward E. Fleming, Sr. (Ellen), Brother
  • Kathy A. Swoope (Roger), Sister
  • Perry A. Buck, Father (deceased)
  • Helen L. (Fleming) Buck, Mother (deceased)
  • Robert D. Buck, Brother (deceased)


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    Sunday, June 28, 2020


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Marianne Moore Beyer

July 18, 2020

I grew up with Bill and will always remember him driving past the house I grew up in on the Shiloh Road. There was never any mistake as to who was coming down the road-you knew it was “Wild Bill, “ with a big wave and smile as he rumbled on by!

I was fortunate to see him just a month or so before his death and I got to meet his lovely daughter, Cody. It was evident there was so much genuine love between them and that they were both “fighting the good fight” against his illness.

“Shilohnians” are special people and Bill was one of the authentic “hill folk” as my father called all of us.

My heart goes out to Jamie and the children and grandchildren. May you be blessed with the memories you made over the years.

Jim and Barb Gearhart

June 29, 2020

Bill came up to visit many times in his pickup truck with his big black dog. Where ever Bill was, so was his dog. He Loved to make people laugh and enjoyed telling stories. Especially the one where he got Jeremy a keg for his Birthday. Jeremy was all excited ,only to find out it was not beer in the keg, but soda. We enjoyed our friendship and will miss his smiling face...RIP Bill

Gary Baldwin

June 28, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Buck family.
Rest in peace my friend.

Gary Baldwin (Brightlights) & family

Jarrette Ruffner

June 27, 2020

Bill was a friend of the family My Dad and Him were great friends. I had his wife As My Kindergarten teacher and he was a nice person and he knew how to make anyone laugh R.I.P Bill

Joseph Altland

June 27, 2020

Our deepest condolences to family and friends
Joseph Altland and Marjorie McDonald

Chuck Eboch

June 25, 2020

it was 1992 when i moved from Ohio to Pa because of a recent was lowest point in my a job driving a coal truck for Gary Berkley Trucking i was new to this and wasnt sure if i would last in the coal industry......hell alot of the old timers thought i would last the winter.......but my truck broke and was told to take it to Reese Greens garage to get worked on............while i was in there garage .....Gopher not know me from Jack comes up to me and says
"hey if you want more horse power in that old 300 R model mack just spray starting fluid in the air cleaner.........yeah made me laugh Gopher just had a way to make you smile or laugh no matter how bad your day was.....that lead to years of us picking on each other from him calling me the Cleveland cracker head to me calling him Goofy.........all in good fun .........Gopher was the one guy everyone wanted to truck with gave me alot of memories my friend i will miss you ..........

Brandon Wallace

June 24, 2020

A man of many talents to say the least. He taught me quite a few tips tricks and techniques when it came to my first coal truck driving job. He'd give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. And he always had a story to tell whether it wad from his childhood, his driving career or even one from our families that only he knew. He was a great man and mentor and is going to be missed by all. God speed Gopher we all know you'll be watching over us down here


Bill Buck as a child with his dog, Misty.


Bill Buck as a child with his dog, Misty.


Left to Right Siblings:Ed Fleming, Kathy Swoope, and Bill Buck Halloween Night 1975.