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Garland "Bud" Plies


1940 - 2019
Garland "Bud" Plies Obituary

Garland "Bud" Plies

March 2, 1940-July 18, 2019

DAVENPORT-Garland "Bud" Plies, 79, of Davenport, IA passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Genesis East Medical Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. A private burial will be held in Davenport Memorial Park. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Bud was born on March 2, 1940 to Carl and Margaret (Brown) Plies in Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Joyce Bartell on July 19, 1958 in Ottumwa, IA. He worked at Oscar Mayer for 31 years before retiring.

Bud loved motorcycles, working on cars, going to races, and racing stock cars. He started first as the mechanic, and then became the driver. He was also a member of the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club. Bud enjoyed going camping and traveling. He and Joyce liked to go south to Arizona for the winter and have also traveled across the United States.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 61 years, Joyce Plies; children: Jeffery Plies, Tony Plies, Tammy (Ken) Jacobs and Todd Plies; grandchildren: Jeffery (Tara) Plies Jr., Tiffany Postell, Nick (Sasha) Plies, Emma Plies, Grant Plies, Jamie (Brian) Cronkleton and Jennifer (Chad) Chamberlin; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; sister, Verleen (Rex) Morrow; all of his favorite sister-in-law's; and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Caroline and brother, Carroll.

Published in Quad-City Times from July 20 to July 21, 2019
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