Betty Ruth Wix Buck, 70, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday February 16, 2019 at St. Thomas West. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday February 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Reverend Marshall Gupton officiating. Interment will follow in the Bellwood Cemetery in Adams. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Buck was born July 20, 1948 in Robertson County to the late Dennis and Ruth Mae Ledford Wix. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1966. She worked in the banking industry for many years, having served as a teller at First National Bank in Clarksville, as a bank manager for Commerce Union Bank in Nashville, and as a teller for the Bank of Goodlettsville. She worked for Weigh Down in Franklin and then retired from Herff Jones as the office administrator. She was a member of Goodlettsville First Baptist Church. Mrs. Buck loved keeping in touch with all her classmates and friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Each group had its own special name, such as the Six of Sixty-Six Girls, the Steel Magnolias, the Wix Chicks, the Diva’s, and the Cut-Ups. Mrs. Buck loved shopping, cooking, decorating, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: James “Jim” Buck, by her brothers: Carter Dennis “C.D.” Wix, Sr., and Dudley Wix, by her nephew: Carter Dennis Wix, Jr., and by her niece: Vickie Chezem. Mrs. Buck is survived by her sister: Rena Mae Wix Haley of Springfield, her sister-in-law: Joan Wix of Adams, her nieces: LeAnne (Raymond) Clinard, Denise Haley, Rhonda Haley, Vicky (Ronnie) Moran, and Teresa Lundine, by her nephews: Bob (Elizabeth) Chezem, Wayne Wix, Steve (Elaine) Haley, Rick Ethridge, James Robert Buck, and E.J. Buck, by her dear friend: Janice Stroud of Springfield, and by several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to a charity of your choice.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105