Buck, Stanley R.

STAN R. BUCK, founding and senior pastor of Sonrise United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. since 1987, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, following a battle with brain cancer. A memorial service was held Nov. 24, at The Chapel in Fort Wayne. Aldersgate UMC hosted a dinner at Sonrise UMC following the service. Survivors include: his wife, Kathleen; daughters, Stephanie (Kyle) Thomas of Denver, Colo. and Ashley (Justin) Waterson of Fort Wayne; father, Charles Buck of Portland, Ind.; mother, Lucille Harris of Muncie, Ind.; brothers, Jeff (Debbie) Buck of Fort Wayne and Mark (Kathy) Buck of Indianapolis, Ind. His first grandchild, Baby Thomas, is due to be born on Dec. 12. Condolences can be sent to Kathy Buck, 7319 Inverness Commons, Fort Wayne, IN 46804. Memorials can be made through Sonrise UMC, www.sonrisechurch.info, for the Stan Buck Life Change Fund, Epworth Forest Conference Center, Visiting Nurse & Hospice, or Cancer Services. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.mccombandsons.com. Buck service Sonrise UMC 25 years. He also served McGrawsville UMC prior to Sonrise.