New Oxford, Pa., farrier John W. “Buck” Haws, age 67, passed away peacefully March 24, 2022, at The Dove House in Westminster. He was born Tuesday, August 17, 1954, in Brunswick, Md. the son of John V. Haws Jr. of Deale, Md. and the late Jean E. (Miller) Mentzer.

Haws owned and operated John "Buck" Haws Horseshoeing for many years. His business was focused in the mid-Atlantic region, but he also traveled to Colorado for work. He was a member of Greenspring Rod and Gun Club in Hanover, the National Rifle Association and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA). He was the 1998 NRHA rookie of the year, along with many other awards in the NRHA. He also spent a lot of time at shooting competitions and was rewarded many times throughout the years.

Memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Dugan Funeral Home, 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to NRHA, 3021 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73107 or the Dove House Bridging Life, 200 Memorial Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.