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Obituary of Charles Buck Lemon
Charles Buck Lemon (known as “Bucky” to most) of Winter Park, Florida passed away on March 8, 2022 at the age of 68. Charles was born to June (Lane) Lemon and Claude Charles “Buck” Lemon in Bedford, Indiana on September 3, 1953. He spent his childhood between Miami, Florida and Bedford, Indiana, where he built and maintained close relationships with friends and family members of all ages. After graduating Bedford High School in 1971, he attended Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana, and he held an Indiana Real Estate Broker’s license. After school Charles returned to Bedford to work for the furniture business his father had founded in the 1940’s. Charles was Vice President and Co-Owner of Buck Lemon Furniture Store in Bedford, Indiana from 1974 until its closing in 1998. He enjoyed the daily interaction with employees and customers alike. Charles later moved to Central Florida to spend more time with his niece and nephew, whom he loved to entertain with his “Uncle Bucky” antics. Bucky was a great storyteller and a comedian in his own right- he was boldly opinionated, eccentric, and observant. He was a voracious reader, movie critic, antiquer, car enthusiast, gardener, and animal lover. He enjoyed driving throughout the great outdoors, especially on his farm or down back roads, and he never missed an opportunity to have dinner with family. Bucky had a huge heart and a special ability to connect with anybody. He will be immensely missed by his loved ones. Bucky is survived by his sister, Claudia Lemon Cook; brother-in-law, Stephen Cook; niece, Christina Elaine Cook; and nephew, Colin Charles Cook. He is predeceased by his mother, June Lane, and father, Claude Lemon. Services will be held on Monday, March 14, 2022 at 11am at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Florida, followed by a graveside burial at 11am on Thursday, March 17 at Cresthaven Memory Gardens in Bedford, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the Lawrence County Museum of History, or your local animal shelter, all organizations that Charles felt strongly about.
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