In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Maranatha Bible Camp at maranathabiblecamp.org or left at the funeral home.
Charles Loren Budd, age 67, of Stockton, Missouri, passed away September 1, 2017, in Springfield, Missouri. He was born September 12, 1949, in Humansville, Missouri, to Loren and Betty Budd. Charles was baptized at a young age in Cedar Creek near the family farm.
He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School in 1967, where he met his wife Kathryn Scott Budd. Charles and Kathryn attended college at Southwest Missouri State. After graduation, they returned to El Dorado Springs where they were united in marriage on December 31, 1972. Charles worked the family farm for many years. Later in life he was a member of the El Dorado Springs police force for nine years, before returning to farming and other endeavors.
Charlie’s interests included hunting, fishing, and investing time with his kids, grandkids and friends throughout Cedar County and beyond. He greatly enjoyed volunteering at Stockton Christian Church and Maranatha Bible Camp. He always had a special place in his heart for kids and introducing them to his love for the outdoors. Charlie could most often be found at sunrise and sunset overlooking a nearby lake, spending quiet time with the Lord, and listening to gospel music.
Preceding Charles in death were his wife, Kathy, and his parents, Loren and Betty.
Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Nedra and William Fox; three children and their spouses: Alicia and John Hansen, Alex and Lisa Budd, and Louisa and Sean Ritchlin; seven grandchildren: Fallon and Tristen Smith, Gracyn Budd, Jacob and George Hansen, and William and Katarina Ritchlin; and others who held a special place in his heart: Joe and Chastity Florido, Troy Mahana, and Donald Richardson.
Funeral services for Charles Budd were Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Stockton Christian Church with Pastor Mike Tunnell officiating. Burial followed in Mound Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Alex Budd, Sean Ritchlin, John Hansen Jacob Hansen, Lance Fox, Joe Florido, and Jerry Brackenridge. Honorary pallbearers were: George Hansen and William Ritchlin.