Carl "Buck" Haller, 68, a resident of Harpertown went to be with the Lord Saturday Sept. 28, 2013. He passed away at Davis Memorial Hospital due to cardiac arrest.
He was born Nov. 4, 1944, in Elkins, the son of the late Carl and Viona Simons Haller. In 1999, he married Linda Lee Haller who resides at Harpertown.
Also surviving are two sisters, Thelma Summerfield and husband, Bob, of Elkins, and Marjorie Johnson and husband, Art, of Martinsburg; his step daughter, Melanie Heckert and husband, Mike, of Buckhannon;and his step son, Donny Tiziani, and wife, Angie, also of Buckhannon; two nieces, Bonnie Johnson Silver, and her children, son, Michael, daughter, Nicole, and granddaughter, Lily Parrish, and Teresa Summerfield; and one nephew, Brian Johnson and his son, Robert, also survive. Three grandchildren, Lyndsey and Jordan Heckert, Joshua Cutright and his extended family, Linda's five sisters and seven brothers also survive.
Buck enjoyed spending time with the family each year at the "Lee Family Campout" on the July 4.
Also preceding him in death were his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Owen and Opal Lee and one brother-in-law, Eldon Tenney, who was married to Linda's sister Eloise.
Buck was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1962. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War. Upon his discharge from the Army, he worked for the Allegheny Power Company and later for the Elks Golf Course. He then moved on to work at the Kelley Foundry for 17-years and later worked for the Postal Service as a rural carrier until his retirement in 2010.
Buck enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a member of the Elkins Archery Club.
He was an avid football fan and loved the Mountaineers. He would watch every game with his faithful companion, "Tootsie," a miniature dachshund. If they were not watching football, then you could find them snuggled up watching old Westerns.
Mr. Haller's request for cremation was honored and private interment of his cremains will be held at a later date. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Alliance Community Fellowship in Gilman with Pastor Mark Epperson officiating. Presentation of the American Flag will be presented by members of H.W. Daniels Post No. 29 American Legion. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, 5705 Grant Creek, Missoula, MT 59808 or to The Davis House, P. O. 1188, Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Mr. Haller.
The Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Carl "Buck" Haller. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.