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Buck F. Cantwell

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Buck Cantwell

Nov. 18, 1923 – Dec. 13, 2013

Buck F. Cantwell passed away Dec. 13, 2013. He leaves his wife, Billie Ruth; and daughter, Dixie Ann; as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He served his country in World War II on the Asian front in the Army Air Corps. Later, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict and Vietnam war. He finally retired in 1967 at Travis Air Force Base.

Buck went on to work for Fairfield School District. Many likely remember Buck and Billie Cantwell as their school bus drivers 1968-1979.

His second retirement allowed him and his wife to travel and enjoy seeing new places. However he never forgot those many faces of students who rode his bus No. 11 and 15.

Although there will be no memorial service  his family hopes all who remember him will have a safe holiday and a bright future.

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  • Marti BeneshDecember 19, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Mr. Cantwell was our bus driver back in the 60's and 70's. He would pick me and my friends up from Bransford Elementary and drive us out to Tolenas Elementary. He knew all of us by name and always had a smile and kind words for us as we hopped on and off the bus each day. One Christmas, me and my girlfriend saved up our pennies and bought him a big bag of peppermint candy. You would have thought we'd given him a million dollars!! I had many bus drivers after Mr. Cantwell, but none could compare. May God bless him and his family!!

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  • Cathy PawleyJanuary 05, 2014 - 10:57 am

    To My Cousin Miss Billie. I hope and pray you get this message. I've been trying to find your address for the last two years after we moved to Tx. I'm soooo very sorry to hear about losing Buck. My heart aches for you and I'll light a candle for him and keep you all in my prayers. What a joy he was!!! I miss and love you so much~~~Cousin Cathy (Fay's daughter)

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