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Buck was born October 15, 1925 in Dallas Texas to Walter and Gladys Bridewell. He served 24 missions as a nose gunner on the B24 Liberator Bomber during WWII in Italy. In 1955 he settled in Somervell County where he was a longtime rancher and also a former president of the Somervell County Youth Fair Association. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Glen Rose where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and also a member of the church choir for many years.
He is survived by his children: Gloria Rutherford and husband Don, Wayne Bridewell and wife Debbie; grandchildren: Kevin Rutherford and wife Becky, Holly Bailey and husband Brad; great grandchildren Aryn Bailey, Clay Bailey, Victoria Rutherford.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Helen Jackson Bridewell; brother: Robert Earl Bridewell; sister: Mary Jane Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, Johnson County Meals on Wheels or First Baptist Church Glen Rose Building Fund.
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