William “Buck” Barks, a resident of Starks was born on Feb. 26, 1938 and passed away on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2019 at the age 81.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Barks; his sons, Joseph Barks and wife Anita; Randy Barks and wife, Sonya; and daughter, Kimberly Barks, all of Starks. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Keith Hess, Derrick Barks, Todd Barks, Chasity Barks, Alex Barks and Axel Barks; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ras Barks and Annie Bell Whitmire Barks; brothers, Charlie Barks and Joe Foster; and sister, Angelique Lingo.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Mar. 5, from 5-8 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, 4270 Highway 12, Starks and the funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church. Pastor Jeremy Shields will be officiating. Interment will follow at Fountain Cemetery in Starks.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St. DeQuincy.