Bud Barger passed away into God’s Heavenly Kingdom April 4, 2023 at Amorem Hospice in Valdese, NC, after a courageous battle against leukemia. Bud was born in Hickory, NC on October 4, 1942, to the late Cecil Barger and Beuna Auton Barger. He married Gloria Berry in 1966. They were happily married for almost 57 years.
Bud joined Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. in Lenoir, NC in 1971. He retired in 2006 as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing.
In Lenoir, Bud was a member of Lower Creek Baptist Church. He taught a Youth Sunday School Class and served on various committees. He was an usher for Sunday morning services.
In 1964, Bud joined the North Carolina National Guard. After serving 24 years, Bud retired as Lt. Colonel. His last assignment was Battalion Commander of the Signal Corps in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, NC.
Bud was a devoted and loving husband, dad, and paw paw. The family especially enjoyed time on the lake. Bud is survived by his wife, Gloria, his son Luke and wife Leslie, grandson Matthew, brother Mack and wife Janice of Hickory, and his brother Alan of Hudson.
We would like to especially thank our neighbors and friends, Pat and Neil Piercy, who are examples of Christian Love.
Bud’s Celebration of Life Service will be at First United Methodist Church in Granite Falls, NC on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 4:00PM.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.