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William Lemons

06/10/1945 - 06/29/2020

Obituary for William Lemons

William R. "Bud" Lemons, 75, of La Monte, MO passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 at Bothwell Regional Health Center. He was born on June 10, 1945 in Mattoon, IL, the son of William Q. and Verbal Z. (Waggoner) Lemons, who preceded him in death.

On November 28, 1964 in La Monte, MO he was united in marriage to Delores Jean Wagner, who preceded him in death on December 23, 2018.

Bud moved with his family from Illinois to the Hughesville area in 1959. His entire life was devoted to the family farm. Bud spent endless days and nights working cattle, row crops, and bailing hay.

Bud was an early riser and was known for being one of the first customers at the North 65 Cafe and Second Chance store in Hughesville, for his first cup of coffee with all his fellow farmers. He loved to watch old western movies, particularly John Wayne. Bud was baptized and became a member at Calvary Baptist Church, Sedalia. He was a proud family man and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Don Lemons (Brenda) of La Monte, Elana Schouten (Phillip), Gina Kroeger (Dan), and Amanda Johnson (Jerod), all of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Brett, Heather, Seth, Dane, Hannah, Rachel, Trapper, Tanner, Tenley; and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Janice Cave (Roger) of Sedalia; a sister-in-law, Blanca Lemons of McAllen, TX; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Sarah Lemons; and a brother, Robert Lemons.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia, MO, with Rev. Moses Yoder, Jr. officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the chapel.

Burial will be at High Point Cemetery, Hughesville, MO.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Brett Newton, Seth Wilbanks, Dane Kroeger, Trapper Johnson, Tanner Johnson, and nephew, Jim Cave.

Honorary bearers will be granddaughters, Heather Newton, Hannah Lemons, Rachel Lemons, and Tenley Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sedalia Dialysis Center in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




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Sedalia, MO 65301
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Funeral Service

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Burial / Interment

04:30 PM
High Point Cemetery

Hughesville, MO
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Uncle Bud, May you find your beautiful wife and my favorite Aunt, with Godspeed. I had a dream about a month before you passed that Aunt Delores was waiting for you , in your favorite Tv room , along with Uncle Mike and several other loved ones. I know you are safe and with them. Im so sorry for not making it to pay my respects . You were a kind soul and hard worker, and I'm grateful to have known you, and yes I too remember sitting in the tv room and watching John Wayne movies with you , as a kid. Rest in Peace and kiss Aunt dee dee for me. Donnie, Elana, Gina and Amanda, Im truly sorry for your loss, and I know your parents are with you always , and looking down on you. Love you all.
- Sherry Miller
Sorry for your loss. Bud was a great man and will be sorely missed.
- Brian Sneed
The Beck family sends their condolences to the family. Bud was a great friend an neighbor to our father Bud Beck our dad also worked with Bud Lemons our dad always had a cow tale mostly funny ones I'm sure you father will be missed as much as our father.My dad had the up most respect for Bud Lemons The Beck family
- Charlotte Burns
Grandpa, Whenever you and me watched the John Wayne movie "Hatari" it was always the most wholesome moments of my life. I won't go a day without thinking of you and all the fun we had together. You will always be in my heart. You were the best role model and you taught me so many things. Love you forever. Say hi to Grandma for me. Love you both forever, Trapper.
- Trapper Johnson
Uncle Bud, we love you so much and you will forever be greatly missed. I am so sorry we can not be there for your services. We are very grateful for the time we spent together. We were so blessed to call you family. You were such a bright, positive and joyful soul. Thank you for teaching us to trust God and smile on. You will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Love the Texas Lemons and Noble families
- Katie
I'm so thankful that God gave me the opportunity to know Bud. It was a joy to have him as an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. I'll never forget his baptism. We will miss Bud on the back row. So thankful for his faithfulness.
- Don Satterwhite
Gina, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know you will miss him terribly but I'm also sure he has found peace in the presence of our loving God and the arms of your Mom. With deepest sympathy, Alicia and Bob Hartley
- Alicia Hartley
Sorry for your loss, Bud was a great friend
- Robert Tucker
Grandpa, I will never see a John Wayne movie without thinking of you. How I enjoyed watching movies with you. Also, I'll never forget riding in the combine with you and you always made me sit on the toolbox. Thank you for all the great things you taught me about life and how to be a good person and honor my name and family. I will miss you forever but I'm glad you are now with Grandma and in perfect health and body. Love you forever, Tanner
- Tanner Johnson
Janice and family, My sympathy to you in the loss of your brother. I am so sorry
- Marilyn Bahner

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