Born: February 24, 1962 - Deceased: October 18, 2021
Robert Lawrence “Buck” Buklad, 59, of Belleville, IL, born Saturday, February 24, 1962, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Monday, October 18, 2021; at his residence in Belleville, IL.
Robert was a security guard for Shop ‘N Save grocery store and had many nicknames including Bigfoot Buck, Dr. Rob, and Goofy.
Buck was the Robin Williams of our family; he talked like him, walked like him and made us laugh like him!
He had THE BIGGEST HEART, always trying to make everyone smile by giving them wildflowers that he would pick or offering lollipops that he loved. He would pick one flower at a time as he was on his way for a visit with his Momma, he would do the same for the staff when he went for appointments and offered them to folks as he took his daily walks down the sidewalks of Belleville.
The folks of Belleville knew him as the man who walked and helped anyone he could. His day was made when he could help someone in need and bring a smile to them.
His GREATEST LOVE IS HIS DAUGHTER, NICOLE! Oh how he loved that girl!!
He was a Super Fan of The Blues and was ecstatic when his friend Billy Broadhurst would invite him to attend home games – thank you Billy!!
He also loved The Cardinals, The Rams (We know…), horse racing – especially The Kentucky Derby, Big Red soda over ice cream, Sprite, watching The Three Stooges and Urkel on Family Matters. He also loved mini golfing with Nicole and his nephew Christopher.
His LOVE for his PARENTS WAS ENDLESS!!
So in a nutshell, he was a man with a BIG HEART always wanting to help others and cracking us up when you least expected it!
He definitely had strong opinions of worldly events and no problem expressing them on social media – that’s also where you would see his kind heart shine through. He was always sending uplifting words to those who needed them on a daily basis and you could tell he was genuine in his words and would always sign his name “Buck”.
On the flip side, talk about a man with a temper. If somebody was trying to harm another human being he would put himself in harms way for a total stranger and did so numerous times in very dangerous situations. He was even a “security guard” on the streets!
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research or Belleville Area Humane Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:30- 6:30 pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 6:30 pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Father Clyde Grogan officiating.
Sending heartfelt sympathy to you Lauri, your Mother, Nicole and all family members – they say losing someone special is something you will never get over rather something you will get use too… while the last time I saw Robbie he was just your “kid brother” who was around whenever we would go to your parents home… it’s been a very, very long time for sure. Reading the obituary left me believing he had a good soul and would be missed by many… take care ((Hugs n Prayers))
So sorry for your loss! I knew Buck back in the day at crehans and ran into him last summer on the golf course, it was great seeing him as it had been a long time. So sad to see he passed but pray he rest in peace.
Its with great sadness that I am writing this, I wish I could have done more for you. No more aches and pains, no more worries. RIP my friend and watch over Nicole and your mom. Your goofy jokes and quirky antics such as Nuk Nuk Buck will be missed. Hope they have tootise pops, brownies and ice cream where you are so you can have an endless supply of some of your favorite things.You left us unexpectdly and way to soon! Signing off the way you would at times…..Go Blues!
Oh, Lauri, and all your family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers being said for healing peace for all.
So sorry for ur loss. Such a sweet guy. Sending prayers ?
I just heard of Buck’s passing on Easter. I knew Buck from the Creehan’s day and many more to follow. May you find peace in knowing he had a wonderful life. Only Buck will understand this but hope you see those neon Jimmy Buffet lights where you are!!