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Martin (Marty) Kirk Buck
May 5, 1952 – December 25, 2020
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Martin Kirk Buck passed away peacefully on the morning of December 25, 2020 in Ripon.  Marty was born at the Naval Hospital in San Diego May 5, 1952 to Leroy and Betty Buck.  He was the oldest of their four children.
   Marty is preceded in death by his loving parents Leroy and Betty Buck and brother Michael Buck.   
   He is survived by his sister Jeanne Swift (husband David) of Manteca and brother James Buck (wife Deborah) of Oklahoma.  Also survived by his nieces Lisa Swift Fannin, Sherri Buck Nelson and Sarah Buck Shores and nephews Brian Swift and Billy Buck.  In addition, he is survived by numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins.     Marty was raised in Manteca where he grew up on the family almond ranch.  His family moved to Andersen Island in Washington for 8 yrs. then moved to Crescent City for several years before returning to Manteca in 2013.  He attended Golden West Elementary and East Union High school where he graduated in 1971.While in high school Marty played football, basketball and track. Growing up he enjoyed going to their family cabin, vacationing in Baja Mexico and camping thru out several states. Marty was fortunate to have visited 49 of the US states.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything to do with the outdoors. He also enjoyed working in the family almond orchard. Marty was a true Raider fan and A’s fan since he was a young kid.  His favorite shows on tv were Lets Make A Deal, Price Is Right, Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune as he tried to play along thinking he was one of the contestants.
   For the last 49 yrs. of his life due to a tragic motorcycle accident in July of 1971 Marty persevered with such a positive outlook on life.  Marty was blessed to have been able to live at home being cared for by his loving parents and then by his loving sister and brother-in-law.  Marty made the most of each day with such gratitude and positivity. He enjoyed being around people, never met a stranger and was so kind to everyone.  Everyone around him knew he LOVED them as he made sure he told each person.   He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and will be remembered for his loving personality and funny witty sayings. He was also the life of the party.  Marty would also want everyone to” live life to your fullest” no matter what your dealt with.  He will be deeply missed.
   Due to COVID restrictions burial at Parkview Cemetery and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

Friday, January 8, 2021