Charles VanGorden Jr.
FLETCHER — Charles (Bud) W. VanGorden Jr., 53, of Fletcher, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in his residence. Born on March 31, 1960, in Stuttgart, West Germany, Bud was preceded in death by his father Charles William VanGorden Sr.
He is survived by his mother, Jane (Sullenburger) VanGorden of Troy. He married Deborah Ann North on May 16, 1980, and she survives in Fletcher. Together they raised a son, Greg (Krystale) VanGorden of Sidney and a daughter, Sarah (Greg) Reinhard of Troy. He was a loving grandfather to three grandchildren, Lorilai Borror and Marissa and Taylor VanGorden. He is also survived by four sisters, Diana (Keith) Niswonger of Fletcher, Carol (Gary) Petry of Piqua, Judy (Joe) Hatke of Piqua, and Marilyn Taylor of Piqua; and several nieces and nephews.
Bud was a 1978 graduate of Piqua High School and worked for ITW in Troy. In addition, he coached his children in soccer and collected Christmas houses. Bud also enjoyed fishing, playing bingo and spending time with his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Suber Shively Funeral Home, 201 West Main St., Fletcher, with Bonita Wood presiding. Burial will follow in Fletcher Cemetery, Fletcher. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 205 p.m. Sunday, in the Suber Shively Funeral Home. Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com.