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George "Bud" Best

December 24, 1925 — March 9, 2023

Owensboro

George "Bud" Best

 

George “Bud” Best, 97, of Owensboro, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born December 24, 1925, in Daviess County to the late Walter and Katherine Adelman Best. Bud served in the United States Army as a Corporal during World War II in the South Pacific. He was the owner and operator of Owensboro Linoleum and Tile for 42 years here in Owensboro until retirement in 1987. Bud enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing bridge, pitching washers, and working on his farm.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by four of his sisters, Lena Lovan, Miriam Rouse, Dorothy Berry, and Helen Leib; and two of his brothers, Ed and Mick Best.

Bud is survived by his wife of 72 years, Evelyn Whobrey Best; his two daughters, Kathy (Dwight) Austin of Bowling Green and Kim (Steve) Swift of Owensboro; a son, Mike (Janet) Best of Bowling Green; 9 grandchildren, Katie Lea Cassetty, Leslie (Brad) Decker, Miles Austin, Sam (Sarah) Swift, Chris (Lauren) Swift, Annie (Jon) Drury, Ethan Best, Mason Best, and Gavin Best; 9 great-grandchildren; ; a sister, Jean Ann Griffin; and brothers, Richard Best and Jerry Best.

The funeral service for Bud will be held noon Monday, March 13, 2023, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Rev. Dave Baldridge officiating. Burial to follow at Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 until 4 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions First Baptist Church Music Ministry and Forward Together for God’s Glory c/o First Baptist Church.

Memories and condolences for the family of Bud Best may be left at www.glenncares.com 

 

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Visitation

Sunday, March 12, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Monday, March 13, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Monday, March 13, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Burial

Monday, March 13, 2023

1:15 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Christ Chapel at Owensboro Memorial Gardens

5050 KY-144, Owensboro, KY 42303

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