CHRISMAN — Charles Dallas “Bud” Haddix, 76, of Chrisman, passed away at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System, Danville.
He was born the son of Eugene and Mary (Steeples) Haddix in Martinsville on May 10, 1937.
On July 8, 1959, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ketchem in Chrisman. She will miss him dearly.
He also is survived by his son, Bryan (Sheryl) Haddix; his daughter, Melinda (Chad Pugh) Haddix; his grandchildren, Ryan Bildilli, Kayla Haddix, Kaleb Haddix and Kelsey Bildilli Dudley; his great-grandchildren, Remington Laughead, Hunter Dallas Dudley, Colter Dudley, Gracie Cash, Bud Leroy Haddix, Danielle Laughead, Sierra Dudley and Johnny Dudley; his brother Mike Haddix; his sister, Peggy Lewsader; and special friends, Aaron and Myrna Warner and Rodney and Sharon Garrett.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Eugene “Jack” and Mary Juanita; his first wife; a stillborn son; and his brothers Don and Kenneth.
Bud was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 1959-1962. He was a lifelong farmer who never met a stranger. He enjoyed tractor pulling as well as antique tractors. He loved being outside in the woods, riding his four-wheeler and finding buckeyes to give away. He really enjoyed going fishing on his trips to Canada.
He attended Chrisman Christian Church and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. One of his greatest pleasures was that he spent 40 years on the Burnside Family Trust Farm. Above all, Bud loved spending time with his family.
A celebration of Bud’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, Georgetown, with Kenny Bass and Paul Del Valley officiating. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest in Woodland Cemetery, Chrisman, with military rites conducted by American Legion Dornblaser Post 203.
Memorial donations may be given in his name to Chrisman Christian Church or VA Palliative Care Unit Ward 4. Please join his family in sharing memories through his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.