L.A. "Buck" McCormick went to be with Heavenly Father on November 28, 2016. Born February 7, 1929 in Mercer County, Illnois to Joseph B. McCormick and Evva C. Pullen McCormick, Buck was one of eight children raised on the family farm.
Buck married Ja net Marie Rummells in Muscatine, Iowa on April 15, 1955. From this marriage three wonderful children were born, Judy, David, and Kristi.
As one of the "Greatest Generation", Buck joined the U.S. Navy in 1946. He served in various stations in the U.S. and also aboard the USS Jason ARH-1 Heavy Hull Repair Ship. Buck was a Machinist Mate 2ND Class. He was called back into service during the Korean Conflict and stationed in Green Cove Springs, FL.
After military services, Buck started his welding career with Natural Gas Pipeline Company working various locations on the pipeline system. He retired in 1984 as District Welder with 30 years of service. He started his welding business in 1984 and contracted to different companies including Warren Petroleum, Exxon, and BTA Oil Producers.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Judy Lackey and her George Lackey; two brothers, Clarence, killed in 1944 during WW
And Everett; and three sisters, Vella Hessman, Verlea DeKeyerl and Margaret Jacques, All of Illinois. He is survived by one sister Mary Jean Parchert of Illinois and one brother Kenny of Oregon.
Buck loved his family, he cherished the treasures of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife of 61 years, Janet McCormick, son, David McCormick and wife Kim of Odessa, daughter, Kristi Hackler and husband Glen of Andrews, grandchildren Patrick Lackey and wife Whitney, Becky Dolloff, Kim Baer and husband Phillip, Sawyer Lackey, Cody Johnson and wife Savannah, all of Odessa, Texas, and Dustin Johnson and Carrie McCormick of Austin, Texas. Great grandchildren Reece and Hudson Lackey, Brennan Baer, Dexter, Finley and Tegan Johnson also all of Odessa. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Buck and Jante enjoyed helping other, they faithfully served their church and their community, towards that end buck assisted with building churches throughout Texas, and he delivered "Meals on Wheels" in Monahans for many years. Buck was an active member of Southside Baptist Church in Monahans. He was also a member of the American Legion and Buffalo Prairie Lodge 679 Ancient and Accepted Masons.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the Southside Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages your donations to the Southside Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, in honor of Buck.