On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Benjamin Franklin “Buck” Hord passed away at the age of 102 after succumbing to complications arising from a fall. Buck was born in Northern Arkansas (Fulton County) in the Qzark Mountains on Sept. 10, 1910 and moved to California at the age of 16.
Buck was the fifth child out of eight and is survived by his sister Addie. Buck married his wife Jesse on Dec. 26, 1930. They were married for 80 years before Jesse passed in 2010. He was the proud father of five children; Leroy Hord of Chico, Beverly Hord of Ajijic, Mexico, Phyllis Bedell of Paso Robles, Jerry Hord of Troy, Idaho, and Marlyn Hord of Princeton, Idaho.
Buck was also proud of the fact that he had 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Buck lived most of his 102 years in Paso Robles. He left high school to work in the almond orchards for Jackson-Reinhart Company driving mule and horse teams. After a freeze killed the almonds, Buck went to work for the county road department driving a dozer. Many of the country roads used today were originally cut by Buck. He also worked on the Santa Margarita Lake dam. An avid hunter and fisherman many evenings were spent with the family telling fish tales around the table. Buck Hord, Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Papa, Great Great Grandpa.
We love you and we will miss you.
Arrangements under the direction of Kuehl-Nicolay Funerals and Cremations of Paso Robles.
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