SAN ANGELO Bud Springer passed away on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Regency House, at the age of 91. He was born in Ranger, Texas, on April 17, 1922. He was one of eight children born to Jesse and Minnie Springer and he attended White Oak, Texas, schools and Kilgore Jr. College. He proudly served in the Army Air Corps where he was stationed in Alaska and was honorably discharged on Jan. 28, 1946. While working for Shell Oil in Midland, Bud met his best friend, Elizabeth (Betty) Baldwin. They married on June 4, 1949, and were married for 64 years. Bud and Betty were blessed with a son, Ron; and daughter Donna. Bud was working for National Supply when he decided to move to San Angelo and enter business with his father-in-law, R.L. Baldwin. Bud retired after working at Angelo Automotive on Concho Street after 30 years. He enjoyed his retirement by joining his friends for morning coffee, volunteering at Shannon Hospital and exercising with the "early crowd" at Shannon Wellness Center. He was an active member of St. Luke Methodist Church's CIHU Sunday school class and a very involved "Papaw" to his four grandchildren. Bud always had a smile on his face and an unforgettable laugh. He was a joy to his family and friends and especially loved by his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Betty; son Ron (Melinda) Springer; daughter Donna Elizondo; and grandchildren Grant (Meghan) Springer, Sara Springer, Lauren (Robert) Renz, Leslie (Barry) Adams; and great-granddaughter Sophia Renz. The family would like to express special thanks to Pauline Norwood and Betty Taylor at Myrtlewood Estates and the nursing staff at Regency House. The family will receive friends at visitation from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Johnson's Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, officiated by the Rev. Bill Harris. Burial will follow in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the CIHU Sunday school class. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church or West Texas Rehab Center. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at johnsons-funeralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2013