William R. "Bud" Owsley, 90, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born Wednesday, May 26, 1920 in Preston, Missouri the son of Homer A. and Grace (Dollarhide) Owsley. He departed this life at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at his home.
Bud was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran.
On March 19, 1944, he was united in marriage to Electa Wanda Pennell in Ft. Scott, Kansas. She preceded him in death on April 5, 2001.
Bud was a Millwright for Armco Steel in Kansas City retiring in 1983 after 30 years of service. While working at Armco he and Electa farmed their ground near Pleasant Hill and continued farming until his health failed. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill First Baptist Church where he had served on the building and grounds committee for several years.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter Pamela Sue Brown on August 7, 1983, and three brothers George Owsley, Maurice Owsley, and Berry Owsley.
He is survived by one daughter Cheryl Hatton and husband Charles of Pleasant Hill; six grandchildren Brent S. Alexander and wife Devon of Peculiar, Missouri, Lyle S. Alexander and wife Annie of Kansas City, Missouri, Christy S. Brown of Surprise, Arizona, Paul W. Brown also of, Surprise, Nina R. Nance and husband Nathan of Indonesia, and Ryan J. Alexander and wife Kelly of Kingsville, Missouri; 10 great grandchildren; a sister Hazel Palmer of Kremmling, Colorado; other relatives and friends.
Bud was a devoted husband. He loved his children and grandchildren dearly and always looked forward to spending time with them and helping them in any way he could. He also treasured his wonderful neighbors and friends.
Funeral Services were held Friday, August 20, 2010 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home.
Military graveside services and interment were held Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the VFW Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were Brent Alexander, Lyle Alexander, Ryan Alexander, and Paul Brown.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the PDK Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.