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James “Buck” Merida

James “Buck” Merida

James L. “Buck” Merida, 86, of  Nicholasville, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 in Lexington, Ky. Born July 26, 1932 in Garrard County, he was a son of the late William Merida & Ophelia Oakes Arnold.

Buck had been a barber for many years, retired from the Nicholasville Post Office where he had worked 25 years and had been a longtime employee of a local Nicholasville funeral home. He was also an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict , and a longtime and faithful member of Edgewood Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Merida.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Juanita Woods Merida of Nicholasville, and a large host of nieces, nephews & great nieces and nephews. Buck’s funeral service will be held 12 Noon Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Edgewood Baptist Church in Nicholasville, by Revs. Bob Blankenship &  Donnie Reed. Burial with military rites will take place at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be  Jeffrey & Brian Durham, George, Billy Ray, Cliff and Matthew Woods.  Honorary bearers will  be John West, Danny Patrick & Members of the Jim Smith Sunday School Class. Visitation will be held Monday, January 28th from 4—8 PM at the Edgewood Baptist Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy go to the Hospice of the Bluegrass. Friends and family may leave special memories or condolences on his tribute page at www.ramsey-young.com

Ramsey-Young Funeral Home, Lancaster in charge of arrangements.

 

60 Condolences

  • Nelson and Carrie Jane Foster Posted January 25, 2019 6:43 pm

    Juanita we are so sorry to hear about the passing of “Buck”. He sure will be missed by all of his friends. We will keep your family in our prayers. May God bless each of you.

  • Pastor Cody Dean Posted January 25, 2019 7:23 pm

    praying for your family during this time, I did not have the privilege to know “Buck” long, but I do know that he was/is a great man.

  • Jacqueline Hubbard Mullins Posted January 25, 2019 10:30 pm

    So saddened to hear of Mr. Buck’s passing . He truly was
    A really good man and will be missed by everyone .
    My thoughts and prayers are with Juanita, his family and friends during this very sad time 🙏🙏🙏 God Bless. .

  • Marilyn Boyd Posted January 25, 2019 11:54 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss ..

  • Ruth and Danny Durham Posted January 26, 2019 12:48 am

    Buck was a very well liked person. He and Juanita lived a great life of example by being a beacon of light for God anytime and every time you saw them. One of the greatest love stories played out right before family and friends.

  • Ruth Rhorer Fain Posted January 26, 2019 2:17 am

    Juanita, I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Buck. He was a fine gentleman, and I know he will be missed by so many. I pray that GOD will embrace you, with HIS loving arms, and comfort you.

  • Shirley Posted January 26, 2019 5:53 am

    Juanita, so very sorry to hear about Buck. He was a very special person. You both hold a place in our hearts. My prayers and love.

  • Shirley Teater Posted January 26, 2019 5:55 am

    Juanita, so very sorry to hear about Buck. You both hold a very special place in our hearts. My prayers and love.

  • Shirley Teater Posted January 26, 2019 5:56 am

    Juanita, so very sorry to hear about Buck. He was a very special person. You both hold a place in our hearts. My prayers and love.

  • Shirley Teater Posted January 26, 2019 5:59 am

    Juanita, so very sorry to hear about Buck. You both hold a special place in my heart. My prayers and love.

  • Gene and Anna McKinney Posted January 26, 2019 6:12 am

    Gene and I are so sorry for your loss, Juanita. You and Buck are very dear to us. He will be greatly missed by many. I will miss shaking his hand on my way up to choir on Sundays. We are praying for you and your family. 💝

  • Gene and Anna McKinney Posted January 26, 2019 6:15 am

    Gene and I are so sorry for your lost, Juanita. You and Buck are very dear to us. He will be greatly missed by many. I will miss shaking his hand on my way up to choir on Sundays. We are praying for you and your family. 💝

  • Jimmy and Pat Simms Posted January 26, 2019 8:32 am

    Precious Little Jaunita, Jimmy and I are so sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. May God comfort you and walk with you through these days ahead. May all of your sweet, loving memories together, comfort you as well

  • Darlene Williams Posted January 26, 2019 1:35 pm

    Praying for you. Buck was a great man of God. Will miss him.

  • Janet Collins Posted January 26, 2019 1:36 pm

    Juanita, I’m am sorry to hear of Bucks passing. He was a kind and gentle sole. Always friendly and very nice. He was one of a kind. I will truly miss seeing him at the funeral home. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Elsie Cobb Tuney Posted January 26, 2019 1:45 pm

    My mother, Sue Cobb, worked with Buck at Nichilasville Post Office for many years, and thought so much of he and Juanita. I have fond memories of his kindness and friendliness. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  • Pauline Rhineheimer Posted January 26, 2019 1:49 pm

    Juanita my heart hurts for you and prayersare being lifted

  • Bill, Betty & Katrina McClure Posted January 26, 2019 2:17 pm

    So sorry for your loss May God bless the family in this loss. Juanita, I know you are in great sorrow but we will see him again at the feet of Jesus.
    Until then, you are in our prayers.

  • Dana Arvin Posted January 26, 2019 2:19 pm

    Such a nice person my condolences to you and your family

  • Terry & Georgia Lunsford Posted January 26, 2019 2:44 pm

    We are so very sorry. We always enjoyed speaking with you at the funeral home. He will be missed by so many.

  • Mildred Harness Posted January 26, 2019 2:50 pm

    So sorry to hear of Buck passing,he was was my mailman for years he was a very nice man, prayers for the family.

  • Margaret Brock & Family Posted January 26, 2019 3:55 pm

    Mrs. Juanita, I am so very sorry. Mr. Buck was such a very nice and good man. I pray that GOD will give you strength and that it helps you to know how much you both are loved and respected.

  • Judie Karpuleon Posted January 26, 2019 4:13 pm

    Juanita I am so sorry my prayers are with you May God wrap his arms around you during this time I sure will miss him as will so many others Will be thinking about you

  • Peggy Mullins Brock Posted January 26, 2019 5:27 pm

    Juanita, So sorry for your lose of Buck but happy for his heavenly gain.

  • Peggy Mullins Brock Posted January 26, 2019 5:30 pm

    So sorry for your lose of Buck but happy for his heavenly gain

  • Peggy Mullins Brock Posted January 26, 2019 5:34 pm

    So sorry for your lose of Buck but happy for his heavenly gain.

  • From Steve, Sally and Stephen Poe Posted January 26, 2019 6:03 pm

    So very sorry for the loss of a wonderful man, he was our mailman when we moved here in 87, our son would talk to him every day. Our thoughts and prayers his family.

  • Steve,Linda and Stephen Poe Posted January 26, 2019 6:08 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, Bucky as our son called him was our mailman when we moved here in 87, our son talked to him every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  • Gerry and Judy Graham Posted January 26, 2019 9:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss Juanita. Buck will be missed by many.. What a legacy he leaves and such fond memories of all who knew him. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Barry and Susan Collins Posted January 26, 2019 10:56 pm

    Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, we are so sorry for your loss!

  • Ray and Sue Clark Posted January 26, 2019 11:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Juanita, you and Buck were always such a happy sweet couple. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Carl and Barbara Perkins Posted January 27, 2019 12:01 am

    Sorry to hear this sad news. Buck was a kind and special man. Sending my love and blessing to the family. He will be greatly missed by many friends.

  • Johnny and Kathy Bolton Posted January 27, 2019 1:16 am

    Buck was always ready with a smile and a handshake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sabrina & Janell Sawyers Posted January 27, 2019 4:05 pm

    Juanita our prayers are with you. You know how much we love you and Buck.

  • David Arnold Posted January 27, 2019 4:10 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  • Joan B. Wilson Posted January 27, 2019 4:31 pm

    My sympathies Juanita, The community has lost a fine fellow. He will surely be missed.

  • Danny and Barbara Smith &. Arza Byrd. Posted January 27, 2019 8:51 pm

    Ms. Juanita. Our hearts are broken and so very ,very sad to hear about our sweet Mr. Buck ( Bicycle Buck!😊) What a true blessing you both are to our Community. The many years you served at the funeral home and the love and care you both gave to this County and those surrounding it. Your hearts are so trueto others and each other. Danny and I Love you and you are in our prayers , hearts and thoughts. If we can do anything for you Ms. Juanita. Please don’t hesitate to call on us. God Bless you.🙏

  • Danny and Barbara Smith &. Arza Byrd. Posted January 27, 2019 9:00 pm

    Ms. Juanita.,
    Our hearts are broken. We have lost one of the very finest men in our community. You both are so very special to me and Danny and we love you very much. Mr. Buck was always smiling and cared a bout those around him. You both are wonderful and served our Community with so much Grace and Love. Mr. Bicycle Buck was always a fun joke between me Danny and both of you. Memories to cherish. He will forever be missed, remembered and loved in Jessamine Co. And surrounding counties.. God Bless you and prayers for you and the days to come. We are a phone call away if you need anything.🙏❤

  • Irma Rose Pero Posted January 27, 2019 9:22 pm

    Juanita, I am so sorry to hear about Buck. Prayers and sincere condolences.

  • Jesse & Barbara Hilbrook Posted January 27, 2019 9:39 pm

    Deepest Sympathy,
    We will miss his smiling face,
    Jesse & Barbara Holbrook

  • Jesse & Barbara Holbrook Posted January 27, 2019 9:42 pm

    Deepest Sympathy,
    We will miss his smiling faces,
    Jesse, &’Barbara Holbrook

  • Jesse & Barbara Holbrook Posted January 27, 2019 9:47 pm

    Deepest Sympathy,
    We will miss his friendly smile.
    Jesse & Barbara Holbrook

  • jenny and don wayne Posted January 27, 2019 10:19 pm

    Juanita….I am so sorry for your loss..I have known Buck all my life and thought the world of him…I love you both and if there is anything at all you need, I am a phone call away.

  • Nelson ard Carrie Jane Foster Posted January 28, 2019 10:15 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of such a nice person,, Buck. You have our condolences Juanita.

  • Terry and Cathy Bishop Posted January 28, 2019 12:54 pm

    Juanita, we loved you and Buck. We will keep you in our prayers! May God keep you in his loving arms and support you during this difficult time.

  • Bob and Carol Hayes Posted January 28, 2019 3:20 pm

    Just got to know Buck and Juanita in the last few years! We enjoyed being with them in an exercise class recently! So sorry to hear about this! Jaunita,you and entire family are in our prayers! Praying for peace and comfort for all!

    Bob and Carol Hayes

  • Bob and Carol Hayes Posted January 28, 2019 3:20 pm

    Just got to know Buck and Juanita in the last few years! We enjoyed being with them in an exercise class recently! So sorry to hear about this! Jaunita,you and entire family are in our prayers! Praying for peace and comfort for all!

    Bob and Carol

  • Bob and Carol Hayes Posted January 28, 2019 3:21 pm

    Just got to know Buck and Juanita in the last few years! We enjoyed being with them in an exercise class recently! So sorry to hear about this! Jaunita,you and entire family are in our prayers! Praying for peace and comfort for all!

  • Margaret woodward Posted January 28, 2019 3:28 pm

    Juanita so sorry for your loss Always friendly and smiling!

  • Debbie Waller Posted January 28, 2019 4:12 pm

    Juanita< I am so sorry for your loss of Buck. He was a wonderful man. Such a blessing every time we spoke!

  • Mary Susan Quinn Masden Posted January 28, 2019 4:56 pm

    Juanita, you and Buck were such an endearing couple and I loved the few times in my recent past that I spent with you in your home or on the sidewalk in your neighborhood. As others have said in their memories, I remember Buck’s kindness and friendliness when he worked at the Post Office as well as at the funeral home. My heart goes out to you and your family at your time of loss. I know your faith is very strong and it will carry you through this time.

  • Brad & Gayle Teater Posted January 28, 2019 8:43 pm

    Juanita , Brad & I are so very sorry to hear of Buck’sdeath. We thought a lot of you both. We are in Florida but our prayers are with you. Gayle & Brad Teater

  • Teresa Goldey Posted January 28, 2019 10:11 pm

    My thoughts are with you, You two made going to the funeral home bearable, always a. Smile on his face. I thought highly of him, I admire you! You will be in my prayers

  • Taylor and lisa Prather Posted January 28, 2019 10:36 pm

    Linda ,Jeff Durham ,Tina, and Peggy woods.
    Lifting you all in prayer. We love each of you all dearly and are praying for God’s comfort during this difficult time

  • Dallas and carolyn knight. Posted January 28, 2019 11:39 pm

    Sorry for your loss. God bless you.

  • Lisa Marie Teater Posted January 29, 2019 6:33 am

    Juanita, I am so sad to here about Buck. Buck and yourself were the special kind voice that would always speak to me with such love when we would talk about family and friends You two were a treasure that I found in my life. Love, Lisa Marie Teater.( Your chicken salad and chess bar girl )

  • Autry Bradshaw Posted January 29, 2019 12:18 pm

    Juanita so sorry to hear about Buck. you and buck were so helpful to me. You are in my prayers.

  • dudley gaines Posted January 29, 2019 2:13 pm

    I will really miss him. I enjoyed talking to him when I went to Betts and West. prayers for family

  • Jim and Barbara Robertson Posted January 30, 2019 3:00 am

    Juanita, so sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. Our prayers for you and our love to you.

  • Janelle Fain Ragland Posted January 30, 2019 9:35 pm

    Treasure every good memory of Buck. Extending sympathy to you.

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