May 12, 1933 ~ May 8, 2017

Born in: Evanston, Illinois,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Thomas "Tom" Dwight Budd, 83, passed away Monday, May 08, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mr. Budd was born in Evanston, Ill. to the late George and Virginia Van Sweringen Budd. He was also preceded in death by a brother, George Budd. Tom was a graduate of "The Hill School" in Pottstown, PA. He then went on to attend Northwestern University and Colorado College of Colordao Springs, Co. He was a member of The Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville and was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Raber Budd; a brother, James Budd of Philadelphia, PA; two daughters, Elizabeth Budd and Laurie McIntosh and her husband, James; two grandchildren, Saxon Budd Webb and Mckenzie Crippen and her husband, Clay of Athens, GA; a sister-in-law, Judy Sweeney of Jacksonville, Fl; a nephew, Sean Sweeney and his wife, Ruth of Monkton, MD and numerous nephews and nieces in Philadelphia. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Father Bill Martin and Father Alex Viola officiating.

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  1. Betty, Liz and Saxon…..I am so sorry for yall’s loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to grieve such a huge loss. May GOD BLESS each of you . Liz if there is anything I can do for y’all please let me know. I know all to well how you feel. Much love to all of this family.

  2. Dear Betty and Family,

    So very, very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Your sixty one years of marriage are a blessing. Tom was a true friend and patriot who will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Please take care of yourself. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to ask. Much love.

  3. You are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do, please let us know. We love you.

  4. My condolences to you in the loss of Mr. Budd. May these promises of solace help you to endure this time of sadness. Jehovah God is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit. And he will wipe away the tears from all faces. Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 25:8 NWT. Pain and suffering will be no more in the future. Revelation 21:1-5 NWT. Peace and happy memories of Tom be with you.

  5. My heart goes out to your family. Mr. Tom was a good man. I really enjoyed getting to know him when he was part of the church’s security team on Sunday mornings. Praying that the Lord will bring you comfort and sustain you in the days and weeks to come.

    ‘fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10

  6. Betty
    We are sorry to hear of Bud’s passing. If there is anything we can do , don’t hesitate to contact us. You and the family will be in our prayers

  7. I will continue to miss Tom’s fun and funny sense of humor. He always had something silly or smart to say whenever I called or came visiting. A pleasure to be around. He will be missed much by all who loved him.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. What an accomplishment… 61 years. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  9. Betty, Liz and Saxon I know that Tom is in a better place and is out of pain. I remember Tom riding with me and sharing his life’s experiences. Tom loved you and cared for you. He was faithful and true. He was a beacon to every man. We all will miss him as we strive to meet the goals he sat. I am available if you should need anything.

  10. I am sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories at your house Liz and many times your Dad drove us to games. He always encouraged and blessed my heart. He will be missed.

  11. Betty,
    Saxon, you have our deepest empathy. Our prayer is that God will keep you lifted through

    Carolyn & family

  12. Betty, Liz, Laurie and Saxon. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tom was such a wonderful man and we were so very fortunate to have been able to share some time with him!
    Be strong…..

  13. Dearest Betty,

    So sorry to hear about Tom. He was a wonderful man……generous with his time and he truly cared about his country.

    God bless you and your family with peace and understanding and may you be filled beautiful memories.

    Jerry and Wilma Sherrill

  14. Mrs. Budd, I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Budd. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Liz and Laurie during this hard time. Take Care and love to you all, Stuart H. Fowler.

  15. I was very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Although I knew him only a short time while my husband was at Pisgah Manor, I admired his wit and cheerfulness. My husband and he had several things in common, like cooking, and summers in Maine when they were both young. My sympathy to you and your family, several of whom I met over lunches at the nursing home.


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