Forrest L. "Buck" Elder, 75, of Little Hocking, Ohio passed away on January 26, 2013 at the Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph's Campus. "Buck" was born in Cairo, WV on January 1, 1938, a son of the late Harry and Mary McVay Elder. He had proudly served his country in the Marines and was a truck driver for over 50 years, working recently with Mystic Hills Trucking. "Buck" is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jean Vance Elder, daughter Lois Whipkey and Edward of Parkersburg, step son Mark Morris and Frances of Charleston, step daughter Diane Ferrell and Joe of Charleston, grandchildren James Mercer, Jr, Kristina Payne, Angel Buchanan, Whitney Null, several great grandchildren, sisters Ester Rosalee Sprouse, Mary Rinehart, brothers Floyd Elder, Donzel Elder and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, "Buck" was preceded in death by two brothers Waynd Elder and Glenn Elder. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home, Belper with Rev. Dr. Tim A. Lindsey officiating. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 on Monday and for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 pm Tuesday at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Charleston. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.LeavittFuneralHome.com the “Exclusive Provider" for Veterans & Family Memorial Care SM.
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