Charles Ray “Bud” Constable, 77, of Palmyra, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home. Bud was born January 2, 1936, in Hannibal, Missouri to Jesse James and Bessie Irene Reed Constable.
He is survived by his life’s companion Carolyn Jansen Juette of the home; children: Daniel Dopp, Gina Scott (Denny Bramblet), Laurie Jones (Jim Darnell), Kris (Randy) Rawlings all of Hannibal, Missouri; Carolyn’s children: David (Brenda) Juette of Palmyra; Brian (Stacey) Juette of Palmyra; grandchildren: Ronnie Elliot, Brandon Dopp, Adam Scott, Kaylee Waters, Rachel, Leah, and Bennett Rawlings all of Hannibal, Megan Marler of Wentzville, Mo; 8 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews; 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; grandsons Corey Jones and James Andrew Scott.
After high school, Bud worked for the Wabash Railroad as a telegrapher. He enlisted in the US Air Force January 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 Company 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 Cardinal 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, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Rev. Dewayne Larenson will officiate. Burial with military honors will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Palmyra. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Jackson Park Golf Course and/or Community Loving Care Hospice.
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