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Howard "Bud" Raleigh, 82, passed away, Sunday, July 21, 2013, at VNA Charlier Hospice in Evansville, Ind. He was born December 29, 1930, in Greenville, Ky., to Nellie and Yewell Raleigh.
He retired from Meisler and had worked at Arkla; Hennis and Centralia Freightlines. He was a life member of River Bend Association, VFW Post 1114 and AM Vets. He had served in the Air Force during the Korean War. Bud loved his grandchildren dearly and they loved him in return. He was very special to them. He loved to play clabber and has played in many clabber leagues throughout the years. Bud and his partner were city champs one year. Bud loved NASCAR and especially Jeff Gordon. He raced cars in the late 50s and early 60s at Haubstadt Speedway and St. Joe Speedway. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting and has a buck in the record book.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Dorothy Raleigh; daughter, Jolene Raleigh; brother, David Raleigh and also parents, Nellie and Yewell Raleigh.
Bud is survived by daughter, Rhonda Turner; son-in-law, Daniel Turner; brothers, Joseph Raleigh and Daniel Raleigh; sisters, Helen Calvert, Dorothy Wittmann, Frances Clark, Lana Arney and Jean Nenneker; sisters-in-law, Vickie Raleigh Cheryl Raleigh; brothers-in-law, Ronald Arney, Fred Nenneker and Ray Clark; grandchildren, Jason Turner (Gena), Alicia Brocker (Robert), Amanda Kealoha (Josh) and Julian Raleigh; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews of whom he loved dearly.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Rev. Karl Crowe with burial in Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 2 until 8 p.m. and Thursday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to VNA Plus Charlier Hospice Center, 610 E. Walnut St., Evansville, IN 47713, or Vanderburgh County Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710.
Published in Courier Press on July 23, 2013