Harold “Buck” Wayne Carlisle passed away peacefully at home in his sleep on April 14, 2022. Buck was a member of First Baptist Church in West Monroe. While it brings us the greatest personal sadness, we find comfort in our faith and long for our eternal reunion.
Buck was born in Atlanta, Texas, on October 27, 1953, to the late Gerald and Catherine Carlisle. Raised in Arcadia, LA, he excelled at sports and was affectionately nicknamed “The Thunderbolt” by the local newspaper. His love of sports carried over to his career. Where after graduating from Louisiana Tech, he went into teaching and coaching at Arcadia High School then Ruston High School. From there, he changed careers and went to work for his father-in-law, Murry Streetman, at Rayville Mfg/Southern Tool/American Machinery and later moved to Monroe Warehouse. Eventually, he returned to his love of coaching and retired from Ruston Junior High. Along the way he made lifelong friends.
To know Buck was to know a good time and good laugh. He loved the outdoors, his family, and his friends, combining them every chance he could, usually in the form of a “project” that required some help from those he loved. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and campfires on his farm in Arcadia and later on Ashbrook Island. His infectious personality and uncanny ability to recall one-liners, “Buck-isms” as we call them, could elicit a smile from anyone. He loved life and his light shone bright. We will miss him dearly.
Right by his side every step of the way was Connie Streetman Carlisle, his wife of 48 years. To her he would say “forever just ain’t long enough”. He was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren and is survived by sons, Brad and wife Amy of Brighton, TN; Brett and wife Erika of Lake Charles, LA; Kevin and wife Tabitha of Start, LA; 10 grandchildren, Abby, Anna Brooke, Eva, Braden, Grayson, Westin, Brooks, Brynlee, Brighton, and Britton; brother, Gary; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and treasured friends.
The funeral will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 18, 2022, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA, with Dr. Mark Fenn and Patrick Petrus officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date at Macedonia Church Cemetery in Arcadia, LA.
Pallbearers will be Donnie Bartlett, Clint Carlisle, Ronnie Lord, Dewayne Richardson, Kerry Roach, David Robinson, Justin Streetman, and Ricky Streetman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pilots for Patients at www.pilotsforpatients.org or a charity of your choice.