Clyde H. “Bud” Rannebarger

February 14, 1936 ‒ February 05, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Clyde H. “Bud” Rannebarger, age 81 of Delaware passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018 at Arbors of Delaware.

He was born February 14, 1936 in Columbus to the late Roy and Rita (Clymer) Rannebarger.  Before retiring Bud owned and operated Rannebarger & Son Fence Company.

After meeting the former Carrie Grubb on a blind date, they were married in 1954 and together shared in life’s journey always hand in hand for 55 years until her sad passing in 2009.

He was a dedicated member, helping in every way, and former trustee of Peachblow United Methodist Church. In 2017 Bud was inducted to the Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Senior Hall of Fame in recognition for his driving of over 8,000 miles transporting older adults for appointments.

Bud enjoyed a good game of poker, but his true passion was fishing, most especially with his family. He collected trains, steam engines and favored grist mills. Always with a smile, he was strong both physically and emotionally, a true rock. He enjoyed driving on the open road and will be remembered as a true father, one who dearly loved his family.

He is survived by daughter: Cathy Kintner-Swiggett of Delaware, sons: Mike of Dallas, Texas, John (Kim) of Wylie, Texas, Brad (Stella) Rannebarger of Columbus, 14 grandchildren, 38 and two expected great-grandchildren, brother Bob Rannebarger of Arizona, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Bud was also preceded in death by his sister Joyce Rannebarger in 2017.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware, Ohio 43015 where services will follow 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Tom Keene officiating. Burial will follow in Cheshire Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Peachblow United Methodist Church.

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  • So very sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
    Love to you all!!
    Dan and Kay Gindlesperger

  • I’m happy to have known Bud these last few years. He was a highly valued volunteer for SourcePoint, and a very kind man. His generosity in providing medical transportation to older adults in Delaware County is deeply appreciated. My condolences to his family.

  • So sorry for your loss. Bud was such a nice man and a valued member of the volunteer transportation program at SourcePoint. He will be missed.

  • Wishing the family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We love you guys. Praying for the family.

  • Sorry for your loss. Bud was my driver for Source Point. Week after week he would drive me to Dialysis, wait four hours for my treatment, then take me home. He was dedicated to taking care of me. Bud would always go the extra mile to help me.
    I’ll miss him too. He was a good friend.