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James A. "Buck"  Marricle

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“Buck was a great Christian, mentor, coach and friend. He taught me and I am sure many others many life lessons without even trying. I loved and...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Mark Craig - Austin, TX - Friend

“I remember your dad as a teacher at Lighthouse Electric when my son Rick was a Summer student employee. The excellent lesson he learned has carried...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Billie Jordan - Floydada, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Buck was very special to me. I have always loved your family. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Lana & Ricky Copp - Gatesville, TX

“Buck you will never know what you meant to me. You have been around my entire life you were a second grandfather to me. The memories of you and...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Jimmy Marler - Celina, TX

James A. "Buck" Marricle, 87, of Floydada, joined his beloved wife, Willie Mae, in heaven on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Lubbock.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 26, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Floydada. Burial will follow at the Floydada Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.

Buck was born on June 27, 1929 in Silverton. He graduated from Idalou High School, then went to work for the Floyd County REA. He was drafted in 1950 and served actively at Ft. Carson until 1952 and in the reserves until 1956. When he returned home he married Willie Mae Lathham on July 3, 1953. They raised 3 boys where he coached many baseball teams. He continued to work at Lighthouse Electric Cooperative in several positions and mentored many apprentice Lineman until his retirement in 1994. He loved spending time with his grandkids, working with his hands, and gardening.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters and his wife of 60 years and great grandson Reid.

Buck is survived by 3 sons, David (Terry) Marricle, Keith (Deneen) Marricle and Billy Marricle, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a sister, Patsy (Monroe) Joslin, and brother-in-law, Ernest (Linda) Lathham and Arthur Fewell, a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Contributions can be made to First Baptist Church or Killin' it for Kreid in memory of his great-grandson.