Lindsey Marlin Bud Trisdale, longtime resident of Fairfax, joined his Heavenly Father, wife and other family on Sunday, August 11, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He was 90 years of age.
Bud was born February 6, 1923 in Cleveland, Oklahoma, the son of Andrew Jackson Trisdale and Hazel Irene Brower Trisdale. He was a graduate of Drumright High School.
Bud was inducted into the United States Army on June 8, 1943. He served with Headquarters 4th Infantry Division as a forward observer radio operator and participated in the Normandy Invasion on Utah Beach, the Battle of Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of various service medals that included the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged from the Army on July 2, 1945. Bud always said he joined the Army instead of the Air Corp or Navy because he could walk farther than he could fly or swim.
He was married to Venita Jean Curtis on September 27, 1946 in Independence, Kansas. The couple moved to Fairfax in 1959. Buds past employments included Texaco and Sinclair Oil Companies, and the City of Fairfax where he was over the water department. He also had owned and operated the local car wash and helped his wife Venita, at the Drivein Cleaners and later her sandwich shop, the June Bug.
Bud was a longtime active member of the Fairfax First Christian Church where he was a past elder, Sunday School Director and song leader. He also was a proud member of the local V.F.W. Other enjoyments in earlier years included coaching his two daughters softball team raising and training various bird dogs, fishing with his friend Bill Ellis, and hunting with his friend Herb Staples driving Venita to various places after her health had failed listening and watching the Gaither Homecoming songs and videos, and last but not least, was the special enjoyment and love for all the couples grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sherry Hughes and husband Carl, of Fairfax, and Sandy Morris and husband Gil, of Ponca City five grandchildren, Loy Morris and wife Casey, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Russell Hughes and wife Kristie, of Morrison, Oklahoma, Scott Morris and wife, Summer, of Enid, Oklahoma, Stacy Womack and husband Jim, of Pawnee, Oklahoma, and Tracy Nesselrode and husband Rob, of Edmond, Oklahoma eleven great grandchildren, Blake Womack, Chase Morris, Dylan Hughes, Brody Womack, Bryce Morris, Tanner Morris, Tad Hughes, Abby Nesselrode, Brennan Morris, Hailey Nesselrode and Avery Morris his sisterinlaw, Phyllis Clemmons and husband Joe, of Thornton, Arkansas and other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife of 60 years, Venita, on August 12, 2006 one brother, Billy Russell Trisdale one sister, Zeta Vern Seelig one brotherinlaw, Ray Seelig.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Fairfax. Presiding minister will be Buds grandson, Russell Hughes, pastor of the Morrison Hilltop Country Church. Russell will be assisted by First Christian Church pastor Ty Curry and Buds former pastor, George Weston. Burial will follow in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the HunsakerWooten Funeral Home.
Casket bearers will be grandsons, Loy Morris, Scott Morris, Rob Nesselrode and Jim Womack, great grandsons Blake Womack and Chase Morris. Honorary casket bearers will be great grandchildren, Dylan Hughes, Brody Womack, Bryce Morris, Tanner Morris, Tad Hughes, Abby Nesselrode, Brennan Morris, Hailey Nesselrode, Avery Morris, and longtime close friends of the family, Byron Staples and Clinton Staples.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 152 North 4th Street, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637 or to the ONHL Hospice, co Fairfax Manor, 282 County Road 6300, Fairfax, Oklahoma 74637