Eldon L. “Bud” Smith, 80, of Chillicothe died 2:43 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2022 at Adena Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was born May 18, 1942 to the late Walter and Hazel Clary Smith. He was a 1960 graduate of Allensville High School. On November 15, 1969 he married the love of his life Barbara Basye who survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by nieces, Sherry Ramey and Jerri Ramey both of Chillicothe, sisters-in-law, Eleanor (Robert) Bell of Campobello, S.C., Virginia Carr of Chillicothe; brothers-in-law, Rodger (Carol) Basye of Frankfort, Michael (JoAnne) Basye of Chillicothe; as well as his beloved fur baby, Paris the cat. He was preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law, Garnet (Chester) Ramey; nephew, Gary Ramey; and brothers-in-law, Paul, Sam, Carl and Richard Basye.
Bud attended Jefferson Avenue C.C.C.U. and High Street C.C.C.U. churches. He retired from Wear-Ever after 24 years and the Chillicothe City Schools after 17 years of employment. He played softball for Wear-Ever and was an avid sports fan of the Chillicothe Paints and high school basketball. Bud proudly served his Country with the United States Army with time served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Vietnam Veterans, the V.F.W., and the American Legion. He was also a 32nd degree mason and belonged to the Ross County Shrine Club.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at WARE FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Bruce Viar and Pastor Mark Clendaniel officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at the Ware Funeral Home from 5 -7 p.m. on Tuesday.
You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com