Glen “Bud” McCloud
Published 8:27 am Tuesday, April 7, 2015
2nd Timothy 4-7: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Glen “Bud” McCloud, of Butler, Tenn., who, at home and surrounded by his loving family, passed on April 4, 2015. Glen, 81, was born on August 13, 1933 and lived the majority of his life in Butler.
Glen was married to Jewel Dean (Ward) McCloud on August 4, 1955. They were married 59 years. Glen, alongside his wife, raised four fine children. He is survived by his wife and his children; son, Tim (wife Gaye); daughter, Judy (McCloud) Lambert (husband Eddie); son, Randy (wife Barbara); and son, Steve (wife Laura). He is also survived by his sister, Jackie Warden; two brothers, Jerry (and wife Margaret) and Derl (and wife Gladys), as well as his precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many, nieces, nephews and other special family members and friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Marie (Stout) McCloud, and his father, Harry S. McCloud; his sister, Peggy McCloud Jump; and his brother, Bill McCloud.
Glen attended Hampton High School. He was a decorated veteran who honorably served his country in the United States Air Force from 1950-1959.
For many years, Glen was the owner and operator of McCloud’s Automotive in Elizabethton. He was also employed as Master Automotive Technician by Dennis Powell Chrysler Plymouth, and Carl Gregory in Johnson City. He retired from Carl Gregory in 2002, and then traveled across the country and internationally with two of his sons working as a millwright from 2002-2008. In his spare time Glen enjoyed reading, watching college football and playing board games with family and friends.
Glen, a man of integrity, will always be remembered through his legacy of honesty, generosity, dedication and fair dealing. His witty sense of humor brightened the lives of his family and everyone who knew him.
Family was of utmost importance to Glen. He genuinely and deeply loved his family. Throughout his lifetime he made opportunities to share special time, and make cherished, lifetime memories with his family.
Glen demonstrated commitment and service as a leader in his church. He served our Lord and Savior with devotion through his unwavering dedication to Butler Baptist Church as a church leader and as Chairman of the Deacons for many years.
The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Elizabethton. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Woods and the Rev. Derl McCloud officiating. Music will be provided by the Rev. Daniel Woods and Teresa Chaplain. Interment will follow in the Butler Memorial Cemetery, Butler. Military Honors will be provided by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be sons and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Derl McCloud, Jerry McCloud, Larry Smith, Chuck Whitney and Vaughn Potter. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Fersenius Dialysis Center, Mountain City, the Johnson County Cancer Society, members of the Butler Ruritan Club and his church family. To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Glen to the Butler Baptist Church, 198 Piercetown Road, Butler, TN 37640 or the Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Highway 421 North, Mountain City, TN 37683. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the McCloud family.