Gaylord A. "Bud" Small

Born: Thu., Oct. 24, 1929
Died: Fri., Sep. 27, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 30, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Oct. 01, 2013
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mr. Gaylord A. “Bud” Small, age 83, of Robinson, IL, died Friday September 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM at Skilled Care Unit, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following several months of failing health.

Born October 24, 1929 in Millerville (Petrolia) Lawrence County, IL, he was the son of Icle “Jack” and Lora D. (Keen) Small.  On December 1, 1950 he married Sarah K. Honeycutt and she survives.  He worked in Coal Mine Construction for AMAX Coal Company; and locally as a sheet metal fabricator for Sturm Plumbing and Heating, Robinson, IL, retiring in 1992.  

Bud served in the U.S. Army, Korea; was a member of the Highland Church of Christ, Robinson, IL; member of Sheet Metal Workers Union #20, Terre Haute, IN; E.M. Coulter Post #69, American Legion, Robinson, IL; 50 year member Bridgeport Lodge #386, AF & AM, Bridgeport, IL; Swords of Bunker Hill and Star Prowler Square Dance Club.  Bud worked in coal mine construction, working at several AMAX mines early in his career.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah K. Small, Robinson, IL; son and daughter-in-law, G. Michal and Kathi Small, Evansville, IN; two step grandchildren, Stephanie and Darrel Russell, Mt. Vernon, IN; Brandon Smith, Evansville, IN; four step great grandchildren, Kati Russell, Mt. Vernon, IN; MaKenna Russell, Mt. Vernon, IN; Kale Smith, Carmi, IL and Kinady Smith, Carmi, IL along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; an infant sister, Juenella Small and a brother, Jack Small on June 24, 2013.

Funeral service will be Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Visitation will be on Monday September 30, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.  Burial will be in the Whitehouse Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lawrenceville, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Pat & Doyle Artman
   Posted Sun September 29, 2013
Prayers for you and your family Sarah. We have great memories of square dancing with you and Bud.

Don Campbell
   Posted Mon September 30, 2013
Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Kelley Weger Family
   Posted Mon September 30, 2013
Thinking of you and your family at this time. Our prayers are with you.

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