Buck Armintrout, of Harrisonville, Missouri, was born December 12, 1939 in Harrisonville the son of Paul Leo and Laura Wilma (Smalley) Armintrout. He departed this life Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Cass Regional Medical Center, Harrisonville at the age of 71 years, 10 months and 10 days.
On July 11, 1980, Buck was united in marriage to Lou Ann Dickey in Harrisonville and later was united in marriage to Laura Elizabeth Clark-Simmons on June 9, 2000 in Harrisonville.
Buck was a 1957 graduate of Harrisonville High School where he starred in football and track. After high school, he started working as a mechanic for George Hoke Skelly’s Station, then was a mechanic and service manager for Marvin Burris Ford Dealership, Harrisonville and later was sales manager for G.R. Milner Ford, Harrisonville. In 1992, Buck became co-owner of Gregg Smith Ford in Clinton, Missouri where he was still currently working. Buck loved to work in the yard and golf, but his greatest love was to cook and eat his Bar-B-Q food while entertaining his friends and family at his house.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Ann Armintrout on November 7, 1996.
Buck is survived by his wife, Laura Beth Armintrout of the home; two daughters, Ronda Norman and husband Jim, Harrisonville, Missouri, Laura Inez Armintrout, Pleasant Hill, Missouri; two step-sons, Jeffory Simmons and wife Chantelle, Portland, Oregon, Jason Simmons and wife Melinda, Neosho, Missouri; five grandchildren, James D. Norman, Courtnie Norman, Olivia, Quinn and Ace Simmons; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Armintrout and wife Carol Lee, Peculiar, Missouri; two nephews, whom he affectionately called "his boys", Eric and Lance Armintrout; other relatives and many friends.
Cremation. A Celebration of Life Service was held October 26, 2011 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family also request that friends and family write down their favorite memories and stories of Buck and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can be read at the memorial service on Wednesday.