Ralph “Bud” P. Hedges
October 08, 1928 ‒ February 17, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Ralph “Bud” P. Hedges, age 88, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 8, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio the son of Ralph G. and Aglae (Purre) Hedges. Bud served in the United States Army.
In 1948, he started as a sweeper at Cooper Bessemer and worked his way to machinist. In 1974, Bud hired on with American National Can as a supervisor where he retired in 1991. He enjoyed the outdoors and mowing his own lawn even up to last summer. He also liked to supply friends, family and neighbors with tomatoes from his garden. Bud took great pride in the Trumpet tree that he grew inside his home.
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Franz of Mount Vernon, daughter-in-law, Cathy Hedges of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren, Aaron (Angie) Hedges, Anggie (Dave) Khalil, Zachary (Jessica R.) Franz and Jessica M. Franz; eight great grandchildren, Jordan Perry, Hannah Zolman, Amaya Khalil, Bishop Khalil, Tyler Basler, Kaleb Franz, Zoe Franz and Quade Franz; a great great grandson, Noah Perry, numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend, Fred Cornet.
Besides his parents Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Hedges, a son, Thomas Hedges, son-in-law, Ray Michael Franz, a brother, George Hedges and a sister, Adele Gamble.
A graveside service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11 a.m. in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Rev. Denise Marikis will be officiating.
Memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 or the James Cancer Hospital, 460 W. 10th, Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210.
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