PALMYRA, Mo. -- Charles Ray "Bud" Constable, 77, of Palmyra, died Monday (May 20, 2013) in his home.
Bud was born Jan. 2, 1936, in Hannibal, to Jesse James and Bessie Irene Reed Constable.
After high school, Bud worked for the Wabash Railroad as a telegrapher. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force
Jan. 3, 1956, and served in England until November of 1959. Upon his discharge he went to work as a round house clerk for the CB & Q Railroad. He then started his career at American Cyanamid Co. in production, then shipping, and spent most of his 34 years in purchasing, retiring as a senior buyer in 1999.
Bud was an avid golfer and enjoyed many golf trips with Carolyn and friends. He was a Mizzou fan and attended their home games and even made some away games. He was also a Cardinals fan, both attending games for years and watching on television. He loved to go to his granddaughter's softball games.
Bud was a member of the Boots-Dickson American Legion Post 174 and the Elks. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palmyra.
He is survived by his life's companion, Carolyn Jansen Juette of the home; children, Daniel Dopp, Gina Scott (Denny Bramblett), Laurie Jones (Jim Darnell) and Kris (Randy) Rawlings, all of Hannibal; Carolyn's children, David (Brenda) Juette of Palmyra and Brian (Stacey) Juette of Palmyra; eight grandchildren, Ronnie Elliot, Brandon Dopp, Adam Scott, Kaylee Waters, Rachel, Leah and Bennett Rawlings, all of Hannibal, and Megan Marler of Wentzville, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and Carolyn's grandchildren, Bowen, Jansen, Bronson and Caleb Juette, all of Palmyra.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, June Delores "Sug" Tharp; and grandsons, Corey Jones and James Andrew Scott.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. The Rev. Dewayne Larenson will conduct. Burial with military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Palmyra.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
MEMORIALS: Jackson Park Golf Course and/or Community Loving Care Hospice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.