Frank Wayne "Bud" Wydick

Friday, September 14, 2007
Frank Wayne "Bud" Wydick

Frank Wayne "Bud" Wydick, 74, of Columbus, Kan., died at 3:04 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his children.

He was born April 15, 1933, in Lamar, Mo., the son of Clark and Vida (Buzzard) Wydick. He attended school in the Lamar area.

On May 1, 1953, he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged April 23, 1955.

Bud worked for several construction companies in the area as a carpenter and heavy equipment operator.

He was a member of the Labor Local No. 319, in Joplin.

He was an avid bowler, yard saler and mushroom hunter. In his younger years he enjoyed playing baseball for a team in Barton County.

He attended the First Baptist Church in Columbus.

Survivors include seven sons: David Wydick, of Nevada, Joe Wydick, of Weir, Kan., Lennie Wydick, of McCune, Kan., Brian Wydick, of Erwin, Mo., Luke Wydick, of Weir Kan., Jim Wydick, of Arma, Kan., and Gary Wydick, of Roseland, Kan.; two daughters, Lorrie Scott of Columbus, Kan., and Patty Geier of Girard, Kan.; 24 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren along with two brothers and five sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, two sisters and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at the First Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Warren Stanton officiating. Burial will follow in the Waters Cemetery in Jasper County, Mo. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16. Friends may also call at the funeral home after 10 a.m., Sunday. Condolences may be left at Memorials may be made to the Labette Health Cancer Center or the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home. Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, of Columbus.