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.