Budd Robert Yeager, 79, of Ashville, N.Y., passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012 at his home.
He was born July 20, 1933, in Jamestown, N.Y., the son of the late George and Winnie Maloy Yager. He lived in Watts Flats most of his life and married Mable "Gabby" Stevens on Nov. 23, 1957.
He was retired from Red Star Trucking and was the former highway superintendent for the Town of Harmony. He was a member of Lakewood Legion 1286, Lakewood Rod and Gun, International Brotherhood of Teamsters AFL CIO 649, an active member of the Watts Flats United Methodist Church, life member of the Panama Fire Department for 45 years, a Sergeant of the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict and a active supporter of Chautauqua County 4H programs.
Budd Robert Yeager
Budd enjoyed distributing equipment from the church loan closet, working church dinners and maintaining the church building. He responded to many fire and first aid calls. In earlier years, Budd enjoyed logging with horses, was a self-employed cattle hauler and enjoyed racing at Roll-O-Bowl Speedway. Budd enjoyed watching and supporting his children and grandchildren in their music and sports activities. He was a loving family man.
He is survived by his wife Gabby; three children, Roberta Edwards, Robin (Tom) Kestler and Jerry (Shawn) Yeager; grandchildren, Danielle (Corry) Shauman, Brigit (Kenny) Drake, Kyle and Heather Yeager, Erick Anderson his dad Kevin, Willie Eschwie and Danny Edwards; great grandchildren, Kayla, Hannah and Parker Shauman, Kendall and Jacob Drake and Layla Anderson; many loving nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Budd; and many close family and friends, and special neighbors. Special thanks to Tim and Terri Stahl and Scot, Julie, Tony and Roo Eggleston.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Claude, Roland and Leo Yeager and sisters, Adilaide Hodges and Gertrude Walberg.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31 at the Watts Flats United Methodist Church with Pastor Warren VanDewark officiating. Friends were received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y., and for one hour prior to the service Friday at Church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County 20 W. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, N.Y. 14750, Watts Flats United Methodist Church, the Panama Fire Department or Chautauqua County 4H Turner Rd., Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.