Albert Lee “Buck” Flintom ’61

Albert Lee “Buck” Flintom ’61, of Holly Springs, N.C., died Dec. 6 after a two-year bout with cancer. Born in Greensboro to Rachel and Albert G. Flintom, he was a 1961 graduate of Davidson and a 1964 M.B.A. graduate of UNC. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and had a 30-year career with IBM. Flintom was active in the community with such organizations as Habitat for Humanity, Warmth for Wake, Meals on Wheels, and Hospice of Wake County. His curiosity developed into a lifelong pursuit of a diverse number of hobbies, from gardening, woodworking, bee keeping, and raising chickens, to motorcycle riding, restoring old cars, painting, and writing. These hobbies also included memberships in antique car clubs and the Triangle Orchid Society. He was also an active member of West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, where he served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, and in other aspects of the church community. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret White Flintom, 4400 Middle Creek Farm Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27540; his two children, Ward Flintom (Tracey Medlin) and Ann Flintom Ford (Joshua); his granddaughter, Caroline Ford; his sisters, Suzanne Flintom Hicks (Ron) and Jill Flintom Williams; and his brother, Jack Flintom (Marjorie).