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James M. 'Buck' Williams     Pirate of Pirates                                 

May 21, 1918 - March 5, 2005

Below is Buck's official Hall of Fame plaque biography, written in 2003
His smile, support and presence is sorely missed.

Buck was born in Platteville, Colorado on May 21, 1918, and all his schooling was in that state. After
graduating from Collins High School where
he played basketball, track and softball, he then attended Colorado State University.  He left school for a job in Klamath Falls, Oregon in the automatic coin machine music business.
While in Klamath Falls, Buck met and married Ruby Brisco, to whom he was married for 62 years, until she passed away July 21, 2002.  They moved to Marshfield in 1940 where he went to work for Embaco Music Company, which later became Sunset Automatic Music Company, until his retirement in 1982.
Ruby and Buck raised three sons, Jim, Jerry and Randy who all graduated from Marshfield High School and Oregon State University.
     During World War II, Buck joined the U.S. Air
Force and was stationed overseas as a pilot on a B-29 Super Fortress flying missions from the Mariana Islands to Japan.  After the war he returned home to Coos Bay and continued working for Sun­set Music Company.
Buck and Ruby have been fans and supporters of Marshfield High School athletics and activities for over 50 years.  Buck was past president of the Quar­terback Club, which is now MHS Booster Club.
For the past eight years the Booster Club has sponsored a golf tournament in his honor, known as the 'Buck Williams Golf Classic.'

Below is the Hall of Fame write up from The World

Widely recognized as one of Marshfield's biggest fans, Williams has been a member of the Marshfield Booster Club for more than 50 years. He was born in Platteville, Colo., in 1918 and participated in basketball, track and field and softball at Collins High School. After studying at Colorado State University, he moved to Klamath Falls, where he met his wife, Ruby. They were married for 62 years, until her death in 2002, and moved to Marshfield in 1940. Buck joined the U.S. Air Force during World War II, but returned to Coos Bay to work for Sunset Music Company. His three sons, Jim, Jerry and Randy, all graduated from Marshfield and Oregon State University. He was a past president of the Marshfield Quarterback Club (the previous name for the Booster Club) and a golf tournament fund-raiser in his name is held every fall.