J. F. “Buck” Formby, 89, of Stinnett died
December 5th in Borger. Cremation is under the direction
of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. Graveside
services will be 10:00 am Thursday in Stinnett Cemetery
with the auspices of Unity Masonic Lodge 1242
Buck was born April 9, 1924 in Hopkins County, Texas
the piney woods of East Texas to William Roy and Nora
Bell Dean Formby. He served in the US Army during
WWII and settled in the Texas Panhandle after the War.
He joined the Sea Bees during the Korean Conflict. He worked for Phillips Petroleum
Company for 41 years. He married Phyllis Baker November 17, 1949 in Borger. They
were married for 64 years. He served as mayor of Stinnett for seven years. He served as
Fire Chief of Stinnett for ten years and served on the city council board for 3 years. He
was on the Board of Trustees of T.P.M.H. and MR in Amarillo, Texas for several years.
He was a mason.
Buck was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his Wife Phyllis. Son Bill Formby of Buna Vista, Texas. Daughter
Toni Formby of Dallas, Texas. Sister Mary Formby Waddle of Lewisville, Texas and
several nieces and nephews.