Melvin Kenneth “Buck” Deloach
Maiden Name: n/a
Longtime Coalgate, Oklahoma, resident Melvin Kenneth “Buck” Deloach, 82, passed away March 20, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born March 25, 1921, near the Parker Community in Coal County, Oklahoma, to William Middleton and Lillie Mae (Armer) Deloach.
He graduated from Coalgate with the class of 1939, attended Oklahoma State University and married Gloria Lovella Sparks on May 27, 1948, in Kermit, Texas. Buck worked many years as an oilfield mud engineer. After coming back to Coalgate he served as the director of the Big Five Community Action Program from 1968 to 1975. He was a longtime Baptist, a 32nd degree mason and veteran of World War II. He loved camping, being with his grandchildren and hanging out at the coffee shops.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Nevada, Una Mae and Vanetta, and three brothers, Otho, Enid and Billy Charles.
Survivors include his wife, Lovella of the home; three daughters, Darla Davenport and husband, Tony, of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Darita Huckabee and husband, Brian, of Tulsa, and Donna DeLoach of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five grandchildren, Matthew Davenport of Edmond and Megan Davenport and Nathan Davenport, both of Weatherford, Mary Page Huckabee and Alex DeLoach Huckabee, both of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two sisters, Davette Cauthron and Jean Bradley, both of Coalgate; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many very dear and loved friends.