A memorial service for Grover ‘Bud’ Vail Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hannibal with Rev. Michael Stoerger officiating.

A memorial service for Grover ‘Bud’ Vail Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hannibal with Rev. Michael Stoerger officiating.

Bud passed away May 31, 2014.

He was married to Lois Murray Vail Dec. 2, 1945. She preceded him in death.

Survivors are his daughters, Beverly S. Niehoff (John) of Hannibal, Mo., and Sarah L. Thrasher (Ted) of Lakeland, Fla.; grandchildren, Brenda Fawks, Hannibal, Mo., Carla Forney, Everette, Wash., Mark Forney, Loveland, Ohio, Denise Thomas, Lakeland, Fla., and Travis Thrasher (Cheryl), Lakeland, Fla.; stepgrandchildren, Ginger Riggs, (Dan), Quincy, Ill., Marty Niehoff (Laura), Hannibal, Mo., Kristi Farris (Chad), Oak Grove, Mo.; five great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-granchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; one brother, Kenny Vail, Palmyra, Mo.; and one sister, Shirley Brown, Quincy, Ill.

Also preceding him in death were his sister, Mildred; and brother, Robert.