Darrell E. “Bud” Brelsford, 69, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence.
Bud was born August 17, 1944, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Darrell and Helen (Round) Brelsford. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1962. Bud served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.
Bud married Carol J. Henley on February 22, 1969 in Atchison, Kansas, she survives of the home. He was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church.
Bud was a millwright and maintenance worker for Quaker Oats, retiring in 1993.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jack Brelsford.
Additional survivors include children, Laura Moore, Tracy (Jaime) Brelsford, both of St. Joseph, Lee (Monica) Brelsford, Kansas City, Kansas, Melanie Brelsford, St. Joseph, Vic (Heather) Brelsford, Atchison, Kansas; dear family friend, Margie Brush, St. Joseph; sisters, Pat (Bob) Reed, St. Joseph, Janet (Marvin) Willis, Des Moines, IA; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; numerous nieces
Celebration of Life 7 pm, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mr. Brelsford has been cremated.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association.