Clarence Cleveland Roudebush III better known as Bud or Buddy to his family and oldest friends, 74, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
Bud was born on April 15, 1948 to Frank A. Roudebush and Miriam Benham Roudebush at Fort Hamilton Hospital. Bud attended Harrison Elementary School, and was a 1966 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School.
Bud was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Oriskany during the Vietnam war. He returned to Harrison in 1972 to build Rolling Acres Mobile Home Park alongside his Dad. Rolling Acres was one of his greatest accomplishments, proudly celebrating 50 years in business in 2022. In 1985 Bud and his wife, Peggy purchased Harrison Concrete running the business successfully along with Rolling Acres until their retirement in 2002. Bud was known for never having an office, a desk or wearing anything, but jeans or overalls to work he loved to be in the field while Peggy ran the office.
Bud met Peggy Griebel in the Fall of 1972 and they married less than 12 months later. They stuck it out through life's many ups and downs and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this September.
Bud will always be known for his big heart that he opened to anyone who needed a friend, brother or father . He loved the water, from boating to pool sitting. Also enjoyed playing bridge as much as he could and watching his grandkids play sports.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his children: Corie (Ed) Spialek, Meg (Jess) Tedder as well as his grandchildren, Aiden, Lucy & Lily Spialek . He is also survived by his sister, Francis (Jim) Allen, and his brother-in-law, Jim (Diane) Griebel and sister-in-law, Patty (Jim) Levy and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. And a many many cousins who he held close since childhood.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his in-laws Algene "Red" & Dorothy Griebel and his younger sister, Betty Jane Roudebush Hays.
Visitation will be held at Brater Winter Funeral Home, 201 S. Vine Street, Harrison Ohio, on Friday, March 17, from 3 - 7 pm. The funeral will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Harrison on Saturday, March 18 at 11 am with Rev. Joshua Long officiating. Burial to follow at Glen Haven Cemetery with military honors provided by the Harrison Honor Guard and U.S. Navy.
Memorials are requested in Bud's memory to Free Store Foodbank or D.A.V. Funeral home representative will be available to accept donations during the visitation and funeral service. If you are unable to attend mail your donation made payable to above charity and mail to the funeral home.