Harry Burton Sellers (Buck)

March 8, 2012

Harry Burton Sellers (Buck), age 64, passed away at USA Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama on March 5, 2012.

A graduate of the class of 1966 of Escambia County High School in Atmore, Buck attended the University of South Alabama. He grew up farming with his grandfather, and later worked with the seismograph crew for Shell Oil Company in Louisiana for several years. Upon his return to Atmore, he came back to the farm, and then worked as a nursery manager in Semmes, AL. Buck worked with Escambia Farm Equipment Company, also known as the John Deere Place, for several years prior to his early retirement due to a severe injury.

Buck loved anything related to agriculture, fishing, hunting, NASCAR racing and Alabama football. One of his greatest joys came from sharing with others, whether it be milkshakes, biscuits or candy with the bank tellers or crew at the local drug store, or delivering green peanuts and sweet potatoes to various friends. He was a friend to all, and greeted everyone with a hug or handshake and a smile.

He is survived by his mother, Lenora S. Sellers; his wife of 44 years, Joyce P. Sellers; daughter, Vicki S. Gulsby (J.B.) of Uriah, Alabama; son, Leonard Ray Sellers (Leslie), of Birmingham; sister, Rebecca S. Phillips (Joe) of Atmore; and five grandchildren, Noel, Haley, and Heather Gulsby and Jackson Sellers.

Buck is preceded in death by his father, Emmette Ray Sellers, and grandparents Earl and Sallie Sellers and Jackson B. and Mary Elma Stallworth.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Johnson Quimby Funeral home in Atmore, Alabama on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The service will be conducted by Rev. Mike Grindle, with eulogy by Boyd Sigafoose. Pallbearers are Mike Helton, Rodney Helton, Charlie Stark, John McMurphy, Boyd Sigafoose, and Benny Respress. Honorary pallbearers are brothers-in-law Bill Phillips, Joe Phillips and Wayne Harrison; grandson Jackson Sellers; nephews Jarard Phillips, Jonathon Phillips, Chris Harrison, Travis Harrison, Michael Harrison, Sheldon Phillips, Chad Phillips and Brandon Phillips; and Bennie Watson, Ronnie Hughes, Julian Johnson, Luther West, Alvis Respress, Rickey Fore and Jerry Dykes.

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