Nevin E. "Buck" Frailey

July 27, 1942July 14, 2016
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Nevin Eugene “Buck” Frailey, aged 73, born July 27, 1942 to Nevin and Ethel Frailey in Elderton, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2016. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Carol Frailey; children, Jeff Frailey and Kim DallePezze; two grandsons, Trey and Blake DallePezze, all of Kingwood, Texas; sister, Jane Cunningham and husband Bill of Cathedral City, CA; brother, Errol Frailey of St. Petersburg, FL and numerous nieces and nephews. Buck spent his early years in Elderton, PA, moving with his parents and siblings to Franklin, PA. in 1952. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1960 in the top 10 of his class as well as a member of the National Honor Society. In 1964, he graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry, while also receiving high honors in Chemistry. Upon graduation from college, he enjoyed a 34 year career with Shell Oil Co, serving in various positions. During his career, he was active in the Petroleum Packaging Council, serving on various committees and also as chairman. An avid golfer, he enjoyed the opportunity to play on his home course, Kingwood Country Club as well as numerous courses in Mexico, Canada and the U.S. He and Carol enjoyed traveling and cruising to various countries of the world as well as taking countless road trips to the National Parks within the U.S. One of the highlights of his life, was cruising the British Isles and visiting St. Andrews. He also enjoyed rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, gardening, wood working and tinkering in the garage, but without a doubt, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his two grandsons and watching them grow. A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Buck’s life will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Kingwood Funeral Home, 22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX 77339. Please join us in remembering Buck Frailey by visiting our Memorial at where you can share your thoughts and memories with our family. The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the Doctors and nurses at the Cardiovascular ICU at St. Luke’s in Houston for their outstanding and family centered care of Buck for almost six weeks. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association in Buck’s memory.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Nevin E. "Buck" Frailey

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Brian Haller

July 23, 2016

Sorry to hear about Buck's passing. Too young. I remember him well from the PPC meetings. We were counterparts in Shell. He in the US and me in Canada, Always good rivalry . The picture of Buck in suspenders and bow tie ... is so Buck.

Take Care

Bruce Gratland

July 21, 2016

Buck and I started a professional relationship in 1981. He was always a fair and honest man to do business with. We also enjoyed a lot of fun in the PPC and on the golf course. He will be missed greatly by us all. Our prayers are with the family.

July 21, 2016

You were a husband, a father, and my friend. Our friendship started with you being the customer and I wanting the order, but in the end, I not only got the order, but I was welcomed into your family. Our friendship lasted over 35 years and I have profited more from the years of our friendship and knowing your family, than I ever did from getting the order.

"An Old Irish Blessing"
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

May you know that you will be missed by many and love by even more.

Cheryl and Lee White

Brenda Baker

July 21, 2016

On behalf of the Petroleum Packaging Council, we are so sorry for your loss. Buck was very active in our organization and industry until his retirement. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Phil and Mary Hied

July 19, 2016

So sorry to hear about Buck! He is at peace with our heavenly Father. Keeping all the family in prayer. You are in our hearts always. May God give all of you peace and comfort to get you through the grief. Wonderful pictures of his life. Love ya's!

Missy Burton

July 19, 2016

What a wonderful life! My heart breaks for y'all and I know that somehow, you will find peace. All my love to y'all. -Missy

Polly McDonald

July 18, 2016

Thoughts and prayers go out to you Kim, and to your entire family.