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Bud Adams

December 13, 1946 — February 27, 2024


Bud Adams

Bud Adams, 77 of Lubbock, and loving husband of Ingrid Adams, passed away suddenly on February 27, 2024.  He was born on December 13, 1946, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, to the late Ivy Lee Adams and Theda Jo (Roberts) Adams.

Bud and his family moved to Levelland, Texas, at the age of 10 years, and attended school in Levelland, and played baseball there.   At the age of 17, Bud was drafted into the United States Army in 1967.  He served his country faithfully for two years, being involved in the Vietnam War.   During this time, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star.  Other honors and commendations he received were the Sharpshooter Rifle medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Army Commendation Medal. 

While in the VA Hospital in El Paso, he met the love of his life, Ingrid Rosemary Clement.  On August 18, 1968, he and Ingrid were married in El Paso, and brought two wonderful children into this world, a son and a daughter.

After being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1969, he began working for the United States Postal Service as a Postal Clerk.  He started his postal service at the Murray Hill Station in Lubbock, before transferring to the Downtown Station.  His postal career spanned over 25 years, before retiring in 1991.  

Bud’s family related he was a kindhearted man, a family man whom his grandchildren were very special to him, and one who loved a good joke.  He loved to grill steaks outside, loved to play Texas Hold’em and poker.  He was known as a genuine soul, striving to always do better, was a protector of others and sacrificed much for his fellow man.   He never asked for anything in return and would give you the shirt off his back if you asked. 

Bud was a proud member of the George S. Berry American Legion Post #575 in Lubbock for many years.  He served in many positions there and was a board member of the American Legion and was in the Men’s Auxiliary. 

Those left to honor and cherish his memory include his wife of 56 years, Ingrid; one son, Harold Adams, Jr. of Lubbock; one daughter, Carol Castle (Jerry) of Lubbock; one brother, Skip Adams (Tillie) of San Antonio; two sisters:  Lucretia Kirk of Jackson, TN and Sally O’Neal of Richardson; three grandchildren:   Ashley Fitz Davis (J. C.) of Iowa Park, TX, Brittany Fitz (John Braidfoot) of Idalou, TX and Jared Castle of Lubbock, TX; six great-grandchildren and a host of extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in the Combest Family Memorial Chapel, 2210 Broadway in Lubbock.  Mr. Greg Garrett will be the officiant.  Cremation and memorial services are under the personal care and direction of Combest Family Funeral Homes and Crematory.  

In lieu of flowers, the family would like everyone to donate in Bud’s memory, to the American Legion Post #575, 6628 66th Street, Lubbock, TX 79424.    

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Combest Family Memorial Chapel

2210 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX 79401

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