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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.


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Visitation will be 2-4PM, Saturday, March 16 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.

Budd, Raymond E.'s Guestbook

The world is a lesser place without my dad, yet I know he is with God and angels, and heaven is a greater place with his presence, I love you Dad

Mark B Budd

I will forever be grateful for our last conversation which was the best conversation that we had. He loved and cared for his family deeply, and to me, he was an example of dedicated husband, father and a grandfather. I admired and loved him, he will truly be missed.

Roopa Budd

He was officially my father-in-law, but in my heart he was my dad! He made me feel welcome from the very first time I met him. I respected him and loved how he loved his family. I wish we could go to dinner one more time and fight about who was going to pay the bill-95% of the time he won. I miss him and my heart hurts that he is gone. You will always be loved and never forgotten!

Tammy L Budd

Raymond Earl Budd, caring husband, father and grandfather. I am proud to have called him my dad for 53 years. Monday March 11th, 2019 at 9:45 am. a day I will never forget, I wish I could but I can't. I was there that day,the day dad took his last breath.  I'm glad I was there to say goodbye, but it does not diminish the pain I am feeling, along with our family. What a great man he was,always willing to help anyone, especially family. If you needed something fixed my dad was your guy. I think he was disappointed when I tried to fix something myself, because he wanted to help. A few days before the stroke he called and we talked about how the storm knocked down some branches in my yard. He said when the weather got better he would come over and help pick them up. I would give anything to have him come over one more time.  I have many great memories, too many to share and I will cherish these forever. I hope he is proud of the man I have become. Tammy, Jenna , Emily and I will love you forever and will miss spending time with you!  Goodbye to the best man I know, who always put family first. I love you DAD!!

Brian T Budd

The world lost a great man, hunting partner and fishing buddy this week. His passion for family, the outdoors and his sports teams will be deeply missed. He knew no stranger and would strike up a conversation wherever and with whoever would listen. His wit and humor will be missed the most. His work ethic cannot be touched and was proven time and time again. He helped shape the man I am today and I can’t thank him enough. He will be missed by many. For 31 years I have called him my family and friend, and he will forever be my grandpa.


God sent a wonderful man into this world --- that became a wonderful devoted husband and father. Our hearts are saddened right along with you and your family. Much Love --- May God continue to bless each of you. John 3:14-16

Samuel / Valarie Fennell & Family

Goodbye to a great father, husband, grandparent and friend. If there was help needed, he provided it without question; if there was work to do, he did it without question or complaint; if there was fun to be had, he was the first one in and laughed the loudest. His family was his life, he showed it every day and no one doubted it for a second. He was the rock who could be counted on every time, every day. He was afraid of nothing, even the end. I am and have always been proud of him. #3


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