May 21, 1918 - March 5, 2005
Below is Buck's official Hall of Fame plaque biography, written in
His smile, support and presence is sorely missed.
was born in Platteville, Colorado on May 21, 1918, and all his schooling
was in that state. After
graduating from Collins High School where
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.
Buck met and married Ruby Brisco, to whom
married for 62
until she passed away July
to Marshfield in
he went to
Company, which later became Sunset Automatic Music
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
to Coos Bay and continued working for Sunset
and Ruby have been fans and supporters of
School athletics and activities for
president of the Quarterback Club,
is now MHS Booster Club.
years the Booster
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