Cecil ‘Bud’ Pasley
During the late evening hours of April 21st, Cecil “Bud” Pasley was quietly called home after 90 years of faith and devotion to family.
Born in Pangburn, Arkansas, he relished being an American during a time of great change, always wondering in amazement how he went from “riding in horses-and-buggies to sitting in jet airplanes.” As part of the Greatest Generation, he served in World War II as an Air Force Staff Sergeant and went on to become a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
He married the former Dorothy Ann Tilley of Guion, Arkansas commencing a relationship that spanned 6 decades and produced two surviving children, Douglas Pasley and Sandra Karnes.
He worked in the automotive industry for most of his life, first for Studebaker then followed by a gold watch earning tenure with Auto Specialties in Michigan.
Faith was at the center of his life, as he followed Billy Graham Crusades, Youth for Christ, and made a life defining trip to Expo 72 in Dallas. With Dorothy, they were involved in the founding of two different churches in Niles, and were heavily involved in Christian youth education. A life-long learner, he received his high school diploma in his late 50’s from Niles High School.
An avid fisherman, Bud could usually be found around the lakes and rivers of Michigan and home state of Arkansas. He had an equal passion for vegetable and rose gardening. His popular roadside summer tomato stand in Arkansas often financed his and Dorothy’s trips to Arizona for several winters.
He grew up with a sister and two brothers; Betty Jane Pendleton, Elvin Ray Pasley and Leroy Pasley. He lived with family in Phoenix during his last year, and is now reunited with his beloved Dorothy, who passed away in August.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, Arkansas.
Funeral Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the West Pangburn Community Church. Interment to follow at Howell Cemetery.
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