Robert Bernard "Buck" Reilly, 68, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life Monday, May 13, 2014, at home.
Buck was born, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1945, in Coalton, an adopted son of William and Lilly Watts Reilly and Katherine Jean Reilly and a biological son of Paul Reilly and Ina Kittle Lanford.
On Jan. 11, 1980, in Beverly, he married the former Holly S. Hughes, who survives in Elkins.
Also left to cherish Buck's memory are two children, Leo Patrick Reilly and wife, Amanda, and Phillip Bernard Reilly and Ashlee Kincaid; special nephew, Bill Reilly of Ohio; two grandchildren, Killian and Cora Reilly; four sisters, Alice Reilly Phillips, Patricia Lanford Rossi and husband, Jim, Linda Lanford and Donna Lanford Long and husband, Bruce; one brother, Larry Reilly and wife, Sharon; two brothers-in-law, Leroy Chewning and Kevin Madden; nieces and nephews, Tiffany Phillips, Anna and Jamie Rossi, Jeff Chewning, Cindy Hutton, Kim Ross, Candace Roach and Vickie Klinger; his dog, Shep; "therapy cat," Purr-Purr; and many close friends both long time and recent.
Preceding Buck in death, besides his parents, were two sisters, Carolyn Reilly Chewning and Kathryn Lanford Madden; two brothers, William Joe Reilly and Mark Lanford; and one aunt, Kathryn "Jean" Reilly.
Prior to becoming disabled in 1990, Buck was a construction worker for 26 years and worked for Local 984 Laborers Union. He was a member of the Elks Lodge 1135 for approximately 20 years, the Mountain Model A Club, MARC-Model A Restorers Club and MAFCA-Model A Ford Club of America. Buck will always be remembered as an antique car restorer, a fine wood worker and an avid reader. He loved the outdoors and treasured time with his grandchildren. Buck was a Presbyterian by faith and a member of Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. Buck's request for cremation was honored. A celebration of Buck's life will be conducted Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elkins. The Rev. Dr. Peter Vial and the Rev. Kevin Starcher will officiate.
The family suggests that contributions can be made in memory of Buck to DMPC, 450 Randolph Ave. Elkins WV 26241 or Mountain Hospice, 1600 Crim Ave., Belington WV 26250. Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Robert "Buck" Bernard Reilly. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.comome.com.