Johnny “Buck” McCormick Jr., 82, a McMinnville resident and Warren County native, died May 1 at River Park Hospital following an illness of six months.
He was a self-employed cattle farmer, U.S. Army veteran, life member of Disabled Veterans and VFW and member of North Hills Drive Church of God of Prophecy. He was the son of Melvina Delaney McCormick of Rock Island and the late Johnnie McCormick Sr.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by sister, Helen Cooper; two brothers, Alvin and Malcolm McCormick and daughter-in-law, Rachel Jeannette McCormick.
He was married Feb. 14, 1991 to Betty Joyce Gribble McCormick, who survives. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by four sons, Billy McCormick, Johnny (Patsy) McCormick, Timothy (Tammy) McCormick, all of McMinnville, and Garrett McCormick of Viola; daughter, Angela (Robert) Troncin of Missouri; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Harry McCormick and Billy McCormick of Indianapolis, Ind., Franklin McCormick, Norman McCormick, Noland McCormick, Jimmy McCormick and Eddie McCormick of Campaign; three sisters, Louise Roberts of Indianapolis, Ind., Shirley Elmore of South Carolina and Carolyn Rodocor of Arizona.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in High’s Chapel with Michael Harris to officiate. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery on Hwy. 30. Military grave rites will be conducted by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. Saturday until time of service at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 2, 2014