Buckley “Buck” Rhoads died on Dec. 14, 2021. He was born on March 9, 1928, to Harvey and Mildred Rhoads, in Pumpkin Buttes, in Gillette, Wyoming.
Buck grew up in Recluse, Savageton, and Sheridan, where he met his wife, Patricia Amende.
They were married in 1952, and to this union six children were born: Kaye, Buckley Jr., Cindy, Scott, Cody, and Tracey.
Buck loved all his dogs, especially Trixie. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing card games with family. He was a lifetime cowboy with many a mile on horseback and working with cattle. He spent many a day building hundreds of miles of fence for ranchers across Wyoming.
He enjoyed helping his children on projects and fixing automobiles. In his retirement, he collected and restored antique tractors. His favorite pastime was spent drinking coffee and talking with farmers at the local coffee shop. He was always heard saying, “I would rather play and lose than never have played at all.”
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia, oldest son Buckley Jr., and six siblings: Nadine, Opal, Jean, Bud, Billie and Chip.
He is survived by two sons, Scott (Paula) of Cody and Cody (Susan) of Douglas; three daughters: Kay of Nampa, Idaho; Cindy of Douglas, and Tracey (Dana) of Powell; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity or take a friend for a cup of coffee.