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Jeffrey Lynn Budd

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Jeffrey Lynn Budd, 68, of Dallas, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Jeff was born on July 20, 1953, in Elwood, Indiana to Jesse and Phyllis (Quarles) Budd who preceded him in death. Jeff was a 1971 graduate of Madison Heights High School in Anderson, Indiana. He married Carlene Kimmerling on January 24, 1976. Jeff was a founding member of the Anderson Mud Puppy Association at Vincennes University in 1971. He worked for Lincoln Financial in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and then continued at Lincoln but as an IBM employee. Jeff retired from IBM in 2015. He was very active in the Anthony Wayne Lions Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and then East Cobb Lions Club in Marietta, Georgia. Jeff loved football, playing as long as he could and earning the nickname of Moose, and was a Pal and high school football referee for as long as his knees would let him. He loved fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving with his wife is his daughter Jessica (Andrew) Parker of Marietta, Georgia, and his son Jerry (Nicole) Budd, his brother John (Deborah) Budd of Tucson, Arizona, and four grandchildren Andrew (AJ), Aiden, Samantha, and Alexander Parker. He was also preceded in death by a twin brother, Jerry Lee Budd.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 15 at 1 pm at Acworth United Methodist Church, 4340 Collins Circle, Acworth, Georgia followed by a service at 2 pm. There will be a celebration of life per Jeff's request at the Retreat at NatureWalk Club House, 515 Hawthorne Ridge Circle, Dallas, Georgia following the service. Memorials may be made to Lions Club International Foundation (www.lcif.org/donate) or the Chestnut Budd Family Fund at Purdue University (https://connect.purdue.edu/JeffreyBudd).

11 Comments To "Jeffrey Lynn Budd"

Jean and Ed Keane On Jan 16 2022 at 7am
Carlene and family, we will miss seeing Jeff at the monthly breakfast at the clubhouse. Very glad I got to talk with Jeff at the last breakfast. He fought a long battle and now he is whole and healed in heaven with Jesus. We will continue to praying for God’s comfort and peace. Reply to this comment
Kim Freiburger On Jan 12 2022 at 11pm
I am so sorry for the loss of "big Budd". Hugs to the whole family. Reply to this comment
Bob Shaw On Jan 12 2022 at 9am
I met Jeff when he joined our Lions Club and enjoyed his company and involvement with the club. He and I were the tail twister(s) for the club for several years. He will be missed by all of us "Lions" Reply to this comment
Sharon Edwards On Jan 12 2022 at 9am
Carlene and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. I worked with Jeff at Lincoln/IBM. Jeff was such a kind and thoughtful person, always willing to help anyone that needed assistance. My prayers are with all of you. Reply to this comment
Billy Jones On Jan 12 2022 at 9am
To the family of Lion Jeff, on behalf of the Anthony Wayne Lions Club, I would like to give our sincere sympathy for the loss of Lipn Jeff. He was a great friend, a great person and a great Lion! We will truly miss him. Reply to this comment
D. Webster, E.Cobb Lions On Jan 10 2022 at 8pm
I met Jeff as he joined our East Cobb Lions Club and was surprised to find he was a fellow Purdue Boilermaker. He remained active with the club throughout the progress of his illness-- a brave man whom I wish I had gotten to know better. Reply to this comment
Jessie Bays On Jan 09 2022 at 1pm
I am so sorry for the loss of this very kind and friendly man. I always looked forward to seeing him and Charlene at the high school reunions. He will surely be missed by all that knew him. My prayers for God’s grace and comfort for the family. Jessie Bays Reply to this comment
Bill and Kathy Bollig On Jan 09 2022 at 1pm
We only knew Jeff for 5 years in the Retreat and we are so happy for those years. He was a great man and neighbor. A very brave man. I enjoyed conversations with him about mowing, Big Ten Football and his career with IBM. Carlene and family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Reply to this comment
Jeffery Sosenheimer On Jan 08 2022 at 8pm
Wow. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Jerry was my Best friend in grade school in Fort Wayne. I hung out with him all the time. I loved Jeff and Carlene, I'm named after Jeff. He will truly be missed. PRAYING for the Budd family. Reply to this comment
Dennis and Nancy Noak On Jan 08 2022 at 8pm
We are extremely grateful to be friends with Jeff and Carlene. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their family. Reply to this comment
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