Buster Bud Mitchell, 81, of Marble Falls died June 9, 2012. He was born in Sparta, Tenn., on June 28, 1930.
He moved to Texas with his family as a child.
At enlistment age, he joined the Army, and at one time, was stationed at Fort Lewis in Washington, where he met and married Mary Lois Hall. He was stationed in Korea during the Korean War, and while there, his son, Charles, was born.
He graduated from barber college and worked maintenance at Langendorf Bakery for 30 years before retiring. He then spent a lot of time with his grandchildren camping, fishing and motorcycle riding. He went on numerous hunting trips with many people who shared the same passion. He spent countless hours gardening, planting various vegetables and fruits.
In 1992, to be near his siblings and other family members, he moved back to Texas, where these hobbies continued. He then met Ruby, whom he married and shared memories with. Recently, he enjoyed his time at the Marble Falls Senior Activity Center, where he made many new friends. Always most important to him was his love for God and bringing more people closer to him.
Survivors include son Charles Norman Mitchell and wife Joyce; daughter Sherry Lynn Burg; sisters Lucille Van Hoosen, Ethel Staten and Mary Copeland; brother Bill Mitchell; grandchildren Camren, Trina, Christopher and Mollie; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by wife Mary Lois Mitchell and sisters Rozetta Martin and Lilie Mae Parker.
Visitation is 6-8 p.m. June 14 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 1805 U.S. 281 in Marble Falls, (830) 693-4373. A service is 2 p.m. June 15 at the funeral home with Holton George officiating. Interment will follow at Marble Falls City Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com.