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LCDR Everett Roy Buck, Sr., USN (Ret) W4RRX


Born in Jefferson Barracks, MO on May 9, 1921
Died Jul. 20, 2007 and resided in San Antonio, TX. 


Memorial Service: Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007  11 AM
At  San Pedro Presbyterian Church
14900 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78232
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary North 

Lieutenant Commander (Retired, U.S. Navy) Everett Roy Buck, Sr., 86, died at home on Friday, July 20, 2007. 

He is survived by his wife Frances Lee (Archer) Buck and his children: daughter Katherine, son Everett “Rhett” Buck, Jr. and his wife Barbara, daughter Francie Holbach and her husband Jim Holbach, and daughter Marilyn Koch and her husband John Koch. He is survived by six grandchildren: James Everett Holbach, Alison Holbach, Susan (Mrs. Eric) Hawthorne, Juliette Buck, Shelly Koch, and Todd Koch; and one great-grandchild, Lauren DeLeon. 

Everett Buck was the son of Captain (Retired, U.S. Army) and Mrs. William E. Buck, both deceased. His mother, Alice Cecilia (Burkhart) Buck was an active member of Mission San José during her lifetime. Everett was born on May 9, 1921 at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, and moved to San Antonio at the age of seven. 

He graduated from Harlandale High School before joining the Navy in 1939. He was a “mustang” who began his Navy career as an enlisted man and retired as a Lieutenant Commander in 1969. As one of the “The Greatest Generation”, he fought at the Battle of Midway in World War II. 

All his adult life, Everett was a golfer and an amateur radio operator (HAM). In his later life, he was a member of the Battle of Midway Roundtable and was active with the Alamo Area Radio Organization, Inc. His activity with the local 7290 Traffic network continued until his death. 


Billy D. Parten W5OMC

Died August 26, 2007


Funeral: 1:30 PM Wednesday August 29, 2007
In the Greenwood Chapel 
3100 White Settlement Road
Ft. Worth, Texas  76107


Parten, Billy D. Billy D. Parten, 85, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Funeral Home. 

Bill retired from the Fort Worth Police Department in 1978 and Bank of America in 1988. He was a member of North Pointe Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 942 and was an Amateur Radio Operator. 

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Opal, Ruth and Johnnie; wife of 42 years, Margaret; and infant daughter, Judy Ann Parten. Survivors: Wife of 23 years, Lou Parten; daughter, Sue Kramer; granddaughter, Daphne Hill and husband, Jeff; grandson, James McGirt; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and stepchildren and their families, Linda Green, Nancy Burney and husband, Frank, and Andy Nabors.

Published in the Star-Telegram on 8/28/2007 


Ed Stillings W5JHV

Edwin C. Stillings, 90, went to be with his Lord on Monday Oct. 7, 2007. 

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday in Biggers Funeral Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation: Friends may call Thursday until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials: Midway Church of Christ Building Fund, 6400 Midway Road, Springtown, Texas 76082. 

Mr. Stillings, an area resident for 64 years, worked for Swift & Co. for 27 years prior to his retirement in 1972. He was a lay minister in the Church of Christ and over the years served several area congregations. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel, on July 24, 1998. An avid ham radio operator, Mr. Stillings was known to many as W5JHV, "Jumpin' High Votage." 

Survivors: His daughters, Janice Marie Webb and Audrey Gene Hickman; brother, Earl R. Stillings; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Published in the Star-Telegram on 10/10/2007. 

MSG. (Retired) Franklin J. "Frank" Phillips AB5J

April 11, 1933 - December 6, 2007

Age 74, Lawton - Funeral services will be at 10:00 am Monday in Lawton Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles King, Pastor officiating. Sergeant Phillips died Thursday at his home.
Burial with full military honors will be at PostCemetery, FortSill, under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.

He was born April 11, 1933 in Hindsville, Arkansas to Nile and Rachel Ellen (Roberts) Phillips. He attended school in Berkshed, Arkansas and in Springdale, Arkansas.

He worked at Hillcrest hospital in Tulsa before entering the Army. On March 10, 1956, he married Jeanie Maples in Huntsville, Arkansas.

He enlisted in the US Army in March of 1953, and retired in March of 1976. While in the service, he served two tours of duty in Germany, one tour in Korea, two tours in Vietnam, three years in Fairbanks, Alaska and all of his stateside duty at FortSill. He earned the following medals and awards, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Unit Citation with palm, Army Commendation medal with fourth oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with first oak leaf cluster, Republic of Vietnam Campaign medal with 60 device, Bronze Star medal with first oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal, Four Overseas service bars, Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal with sixth award, Meritorious Service Medal with second award and the Meritorious Service Medal with second oak leaf cluster. After his retirement from the Army, he worked Civil Service in D.O.L. and Housing, and retired from Civil Service in 1995.

He was active in the Lawton Amateur Radio Club, has served as President and was active with setting up communications station at the local Salvation Army to help with communications during disasters. He was a member of LawtonHeightsUnitedMethodistChurch. *73 signing off – Amateur Radio Station, AB5J, is a silent key. include his wife of the home, 3 children, Frank Phillips of McAlester, OK, Sherrie Kelch and husband Willie of OKC, OK, Terry Phillips and wife B.B. of Keller, TX, his brother, Cecil Phillips of Springdale, AR, sister, Mildred Roberts of Springdale, AR, four grandchildren, Zachary, Rachel, Caitlyn and Austin. He is also survived by a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joyce and Doug Bailey of Siloam Springs, AR and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Gene, Gaylon, Earl, JR, and infant brother Scottie, and also a sister Virgie.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Memorial Fund, LawtonHeightsUnitedMethodistChurch at PO Box 2876, Lawton, OK73502 or to Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma at PO Box 2074, Lawton, OK73502.


Was held Monday, December 10, 2007 , 10:00 AM at Lawton Heights United Methodist Church.    

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