Lloyd E. “Bud” Lemley

April 17, 1941 ‒ April 26, 2021

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Lloyd E. “Bud” Lemley, age 80, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home on Monday afternoon, April 26, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Bud was born on April 17, 1941, in Morrow County, to the late Lester L. and Maxine (Hamblin) Lemley.

On September 27, 1960, Bud married the love of his life, Diana L. Cox in Monroe, MI. The two shared 60 wonderful years with Diana at his side taking care of his needs during his battle with Alzheimer’s.

Bud dedicated 34 years to Whirlpool. He started out on the assembly line and worked his way to inspector before his retirement in 2001.

With a love for fine cars, Bud was quite the enthusiast when it came to cars. In 1973, Bud and his wife started the Rods N Tiques Club to share their love with fellow car lovers. Not only were they large supporters of their own club, they also loved to travel all over the United States to show cars and meet the unique characters along the way who became friends and family. They often drove the car they were showing to the destinations and would site see along the way. His pride and joy is the 1931 Chevy he’s affectionately named “sweet pea” of which he has rebuilt 3 times in the 60 years he has owned it.

With a love to travel, Bud and Diana enjoyed traveling many of the states. A special trip the whole family took was the route 66 trip. They started in Chicago and made the entire trip start to finish. Bud and Diana also enjoyed traveling outside the country. Some of their favorite places includes: Nova Scotia, France, Spain, Italy, and Germany. When they weren’t traveling, the two often settled in for the winter months at their home in Florida.

Bud was a man of many talents. He was able to fix just about anything you needed fixing. His gentle and kind spirit will surely be missed by many.

Left to cherish his memory includes his wife of 60 years, Diana; son, Shannon (April Anthony) Lemley of Caledonia; sister, Carolyn Lemley of Florida; nieces: Bambi and Kimberly both of Mansfield; niece, Jennifer of Mount Gilead; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents: Lester and Maxine; and sisters, Diana Doup and Patricia Jones.

His family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A service to celebrate his life will follow at 3 PM with Chaplain Chris Plough officiating. If you are a fellow car enthusiast, please feel free to show up in style.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Bud’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • To Lemley Family

    We had the pleasure of meeting this kind man for many years I love all his cars especially. Ur family is in our thoughts and prayers. If any of needs anything please let me know.

    Rick and Jimi Clark

  • Diana and Shannon.
    So very sorry to hear this. It saddens my heart. What a great reunion it will be with him and my mom and dad. All those wonderful memories!!!!

  • Aunt Diana and Shannon,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Just know he loved you both very much. I am at a loss for words.
    Love you both,
    Lesley, Abbigayl and Layne

  • Mrs. Lemley, Shannon and family:

    I am deeply sorry for your loss of Bud. Growing up on Highland Ave. I always liked looking at the cars he built. I think “Sweet Pea” was my favorite too. After I retired I enjoyed even more stopping and talking with Bud. A kinder – gentler man I don’t think I ever met. May Bud now rest in peace !
    Rick & Carrie McPeek

  • With deepest sympathy Estill and I were saddened to hear of your loss.. he was a good neighbor and friend to us in Florida…we had many nice talks when we would visit… will keep you and Shannon and the family in our prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. What a wonderful friend and neighbor! Our prayer are with all his family and love ones.

  • A special couple. A special Man. ❤️ I can’t begin to tell you how sorry we are to hear of Buds passing. Till we meet again, Rest In Peace friend.
    Surely, there are Hot Rods in Heaven. 😍

  • Dear Diana and Shannon
    Where do I begin. The fondest memories have flooded back these past few days. I can’t remember a time in life of not know you all.
    Our stories and memories are many. Know your all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Until we meet again dear friend. May you Rest In Peace
    Shelley & Joe

  • Love and prayers to all who knew and loved him . Hope all of your memories bring y0u comfort and peace.

  • Diana and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Bud’s passing! I knew he was having problems, but always hoped that he could fend them off for a much longer time. He surely was a master of his trade and I know he had to be happy working on those cars!! Take care of yourselves!


  • Diana, Shannon & family
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of Bud. Such a great human being & his presence will be missed by the masses!
    Take time to hold those wonderful memories close to your heart as they will get you through the days, weeks , months,and yesrs ahead

  • Diana and Shannon and family, you have our deepest condolences. I enjoyed working with Bud at all the car shows I was a part of during my time with the Chamber. He was always so easy to work with and loved his cars. Prayers for comfort at this time.

  • Diana, Shannon and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May God and your special memories bring you peace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With our sympathy,
    Chris and Tina Irons

  • Diana and Family, It saddens us so mich to hear about your loss. Bud was a wonderful man and will be missed by many, He is in better place now. Love to you all.

  • Sorry to hear of Buds passing. Bud was a great influence on me in my early days.He took time to help me with my old truck when I was 16 , taught me how to build hot rods & ask me to join his car club the Rod-N-Tiques. Will always be grateful for for his guidance & friendship. Rest easy my friend, do some burnouts in heaven!

  • We’re very sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. Jeff introduced me to you and Bud at the Car club. What a wonderful, talented, and kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Diana & Shannon Am so sorry for the loss of our brother husband and father to Shannon he will always be I my heart my thoughts and prayers as well as you an Shannon I remember him being into cars when he was into cars at around 10 or 12 when he built a wooden car and I wanted to drive it but he wouldn'”t let me as it
    had no breaks an was afraid I would get hurt so glad for those memory’s be happy for the wonderful memory’s he left you and we will see him again one day . I Love you both Carolyn

  • Diana and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. We always enjoyed talking with Bud and you at the car shows. We will miss seeing him there. It was always a pleasure to chat with you You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jack and Susan

  • So very sorry to hear of your father’s passing, Shannon. You and April, as well as rest of your family, are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mike and Sara Lindsey

  • Diana
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bud in the 50s and 60s at Power Equipment co. I also knew when you got married. I worked also with hiis mother and his aunt
    Mae Kelber. My god be with you

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