“My father-in-law Bill Buck passed away in October from COVID. He was 70 years old. He was a great man who taught me a lot in the 4 years that I knew him.
I didn’t grow up with a father. I was in foster care and my adopted Mom didn’t have the best track record in the marriage department. When I met my future husband, he didn’t hesitate introducing me to his parents. Bill was very nice to me and asked me all sorts of questions. He was very personable and genuine. After our wedding ceremony, he hugged me and told me,’Welcome to the family.’ What I loved about Bill was he was steady. I could call him any time and he would give me great advice and steer me straight. It was so nice to have him in my life, he never treated me differently no matter how he was feeling.
He was in the construction business since 1976 and loved anything to do with trucks and equipment.
When Covid happened, my in-laws changed their routine and started staying home. We all knew that if Pop got Covid, it wouldn’t be good. He had pre-existing conditions but had a great doctor for a lot of them. Hurricane Sally hit on September 16. My husband and I stayed with them because we live in a mobile home. Unfortunately we all came down with COVID. By September 18, Bill was in the hospital being treated for COVID.
We are devastated at losing him. There’s a void in our lives and the backbone of our family is gone. He will be missed.”