Lloyd Nathaniel Buck, 68, of Painesville Township, for the past 24 years, died Thursday Oct. 20, 2011, at Altercare of Mentor Center for Rehabilitation in Concord of cancer.
He was born June 20, 1943, in Buffalo, W.Va.
Lloyd graduated from Xenia Woodrow Wilson High School in 1961. He had All State Basketball Honors in 1959 to 1960 and 1960 to 1961 and Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. He was Dell All-American Basketball player in 1961. As a senior in high school he scored 35 points per game as a center.
He was accepted and attended West Point in 1961. He then went to Ohio University from 1961 to 65. At OU he was a pitcher as a freshman on the baseball team and played basketball all four years. He was part of the OU basketball team that reached the final eight in the 1963 to 1964 season.
Lloyd was a basketball coach for high schools in Mansfield and Ashtabula Harbor for six years. He then became a special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1971 to 1994. His assigned offices were Memphis, Tenn., Augusta, Ga., Cleveland and Painesville, where he was the Senior Resident Agent.
He worked for the Background Investigative Service-BICS-Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1996 until the present. He also worked for the Lake County Prosecutor's Office and BASIC Group Ltd. as an investigator for 10 years. He was chief investigator from 1996 to 2000. Lloyd was Foreman of the Lake County Grand Jury in 1995.
Mr. Buck was an associate member of Lake County Chiefs of Police, a member of Federal Bureau of Investigation Retired Agents Association, and charter member of the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame Museum.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Virpi ""Vi"" Buck; daughter, Kelly Jerry of Concord; grandchildren, Nate and Katherine Jerry; brother, James Buck of Buffalo, W.Va.; nieces, Julie Buck Martin, Kelly Buck Voltin; and special relatives, Jeannette Hanneman, Jill Lehman and Nicole Lehman Calvet, all of Deerfield Beach, Fla. He also leaves behind many cousins and friends from West Virginia and Ohio.
Preceding Lloyd in death are his son, Derek J. Buck; granddaughter, Emmy Jerry; and parents, George and Mary Buck.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at All Souls Cemetery 10366 Chardon Road, Chardon Township, Section 29. (Please dress for the weather.)
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor.