Walter “Buck” Cryer, age 87, passed away in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on April 3, 2012, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Buckholts, Texas, in 1924 to Walter W. and Lillie Cryer. After graduation in 1943, he joined the U. S. Army and served his country in Europe during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was owner and operator of Cryer Kennels.
A memorial service will be held in Texas at a later date.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elaine; one sister: Estelle Coward of Bryan, Tex.: sister-in-law: Gerry Cryer of Cleveland, Tex,; daughter: Jan Roach and Glenn of Lee; two granddaughters: Stacey Hyytiainen and husband Mika of Bedford, Texas; Katie Roach of Lee; one great-grandchild: Hope Hyytiainen of Bedford; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by one son: Jamie Cryer; his parents, Walter and Lillie Cryer; two brothers: Levoy and Stanley Cryer; two sisters: Connie Miles and Lucile Gaines.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lee Volunteer Fire Dept, P.O. Box 25, Lee, Florida 32059 or a charity of your choice.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.