Wethy, Basil (Budd) F.; 82, of Lake Orion

Wethy, Basil (Budd) F.; 82, of Lake Orion

Basil (Budd) Floyd Wethy of Lake Orion was born on August 6, 1935 in Lake Orion to loving parents, Frank and Marvel (nee Dickinson) Wethy. He passed away April 19, 2018. He was 82-years-old.

Upon high school graduation, Budd married the love of his life, Lorraine (nee Abbey), with whom he spent the rest of his life, gloriously happy.  After a stint in the army, Budd joined General Motors and became a member of the Electrical Apprentice program.  With the training and experience that he received at GM, Budd started his own electrical contracting company, later adding heating and cooling to the skills and services he offered.  As a self-employed contractor, Budd shared knowledge with his sons, son-in-law, grandsons, nephews, and family friends and was proud that he lit the entrepreneurial spirit in several of them.  A dedicated, hard-working man, Budd immensely enjoyed time with his family camping, fishing, hunting, or anything outdoors.  If Budd wasn’t working, he was probably at family property (affectionately called The Farm) in Sears, Michigan, playing on a backhoe and mucking around in ponds.  Budd also had an artistic streak.  Periodically, he would get out paints, pencils, or even a harmonica, and let his creative juices flow.  He became an active member of the Lake Orion Horseshoe and Skymasters R/C of Michigan clubs, building his own aircraft and dreaming of a sky full of his creations.

Budd leaves behind his loving wife of 62 years, Lorraine; children Steve (Patsy) Wethy, Todd (Lyn) Wethy, and Patrice (Rob) Pullano; grandchildren Scott (Emily) Wethy, Brad Wethy, Sarah (Jordan) Berry, Nick (Jessica)Pullano, Monique Wethy; and great-granddaughter Anna Wethy.  Budd was eagerly anticipating two family additions expected in July.

A memorial will be held this summer at The Farm.  Budd leaves an indelible mark.

3 Responses to "Wethy, Basil (Budd) F.; 82, of Lake Orion"

  1. Patrice Pullano   April 23, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Rest in peace my wonderful Daddy♥️We will continue to share our awesome memories with all our families and friends for the rest of our lives. We will LOVE you FOREVER!

  2. Judy Narducci   April 25, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Budd, may the horseshoe pits of heaven be the best place you’ve ever seen. I learned a lot about the game from you and you were my first partner ever at the LOHC. Thank you for the tips throughout the years. We will miss you always but keep you in our hearts. I will dedicate my first game next week to you (shooting for 50 or more). May your rest be peaceful and full of God’s love for you.

  3. Cory Walker   April 26, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I was very fond of Bud. I had the privilege of visiting him once in awhile to share a scripture or other encouraging words. He shared his love of family and the Farm with me by telling about family events. He was thrilled that 2 of his and Lorraine ‘s grandchildren chose to have their weddings at the Farm. He always spoke very positive and loving of his family. Bud was a special man. I am so happy I was able to know him. I will miss him very much. I just want his family to know how sorry I am for their loss. If any are interested I would be happy to share the same Bible truths and hope for a happy future that I discussed with Bud.
    Sincerely, Cory walker


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