Willard H. (Bud) Satterfield, Jr., age 66, of Panama City Beach, FL, passed away unexpectedly on March 11, 2013 at his home in Brandon, Mississippi.
He was born in Vienna, Georgia on August 3, 1946. He graduated from Vienna High School in 1964. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Lynde McCormick and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Vietnam Service Metal during his service. He spent his career working in civil service engineering and retired with over 30 years of service with UtiliQuest as Senior Vice President.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Nadine Truluck Satterfield, and his father, Willard H. Satterfield, Sr.
He is survived by his wife, Shona Satterfield, his sisters Nancy Carol Radcliffe of Panama City, Florida, and Mary Ann Anderson of LaGrange, Georgia, and a brother, Billy Steve Satterfield of Americus, Georgia, and his three daughters, Traci Satterfield Hohenstein (Carl) of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Anna Satterfield of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mauri Satterfield of Miramar Beach, Florida, and a step-son, Brian Speights (Mindy) of Magee, Mississippi. He also is survived by seven grandchildren, Chase, Carson, Delaney, Addison, Braden, Collin, and Lizzy, and his first wife, Shirley Singletary Satterfield.
Bud loved spending time at his beach house in Panama City Beach, traveling the country, and spoiling his grandchildren, who lovingly called him "Papa Ace". He will be greatly missed by all.
A memorial service was held on March 16, 2013 in Panama City Beach at Beach Access #95. Any donations may be sent in his memory to the
Published in Panama City News Herald on Mar. 19, 2013