Budd, Raymond E.
Budd, Raymond E.
March 14, 1941 — March 11, 2019
Raymond Earl Budd of Kansas City, MO passed away March 11, 2019. Raymond was born on March 14, 1941 in Kansas City, MO to Arthur Samuel Budd and Rhoda (Bowman) Budd. On November 19, 1960 he married Carolyn Jones. Together they had a long and loving marriage that lasted 58 years. Raymond is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Claude Budd and Donald Budd. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn; children Jeff, Mark (Viola), Greg (Roopa), Brian (Tammy), and Mike Budd; grand children Eric (Laci), Brett, Nick, Kayla, Mitchell, Jena and Emily Budd; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Raymond was an avid outdoors man who loved fishing and hunting, watching the KC Royals, KC Chiefs and spending time with his family.
Unifiable, deep, personal, family love. Kayla and I didn’t ever call him anything other than ‘Grandpa Budd’ - and as our family mourns I think it’s representative of the person he was - the perfect person to carry the title of ‘Grandpa’ in a boy/girl’s life. No matter what - especially when he brought his 5 sons and 7 grandchildren to the table - you always felt an undeniable sense of belonging - he loved all of us. He taught us how to work hard - how to make a living in today’s world - the importance of busting your butt day in and day out - a lesson that got passed down from generation to generation. He was blunt - was never really scared to share what he thought about the world - but he never let that separate him from loving us. As we say goodbye - as cliche as it may seem - I can’t help but say thank you to the man who was part of the greatest generation - for spending every part of 28 years with me. Love you to the moon and back, Grandpa. I hope there’s a comfortable couch with western movies on repeat and an endless supply of McDonald's coffee for you to share with the friends and family that have finally called you home. ~ Nick Budd
“A golden heart stopped beating;
hard working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us -
that he only takes the best.”
Visitation will be 2-4PM, Saturday, March 16 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be 2-4PM, Saturday, March 16 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.