Wilburn "Bud" Logsdon, age 76 of Middletown passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Atrium Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Butler County on February 20, 1935 the son of Elbert and Maudie (VanWinkle) Logsdon. Bud graduated from Fairfield High School in 1953, where he played football and was class president. He attended OSU and played football under Woody Hayes. On February 4, 1956 he married Mary Louise Colwell. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and a Kentucky Colonel. Bud partnered with his family in opening Logsdon Nursing Home in Fairfield Township. After retiring from the nursing home in 1974, he began Logsdon Shorthorn Farm. He was very active in the 4-H program and served as an advisor in the Liberty Livestock 4-H Club. Bud and his family spent their summers exhibiting cattle and sheep at various county, state, and national shows, and his daughters continue this tradition with their families. Watching his grandchildren exhibit their animals was the highlight of his summers. He also was a bus driver for the Lakota School District.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Louise Logsdon; five daughters, Denice (Jim) McDade, Brenda (Al) Barnes, Amy (Jeff) Darner, Cindy (Todd) Carter, and Emily (Troy) Chester; eleven grandchildren, Heather (Jim) Hunt, Jayme (Josh) Fox, Olivia McDade, Dustin (Carol) Barnes, Kyle Barnes, Samantha Darner, Taylor Darner, Natalie Darner, Tyler Carter, Alyssa Carter, and Delaney Chester; three great-grandchildren, Cole Hunt, Jarrod Fox, and Jaxon Fox; two sisters, Vivian (Carl) Gabbard and Donna (Carthel) Zimmerman; Two sisters-in-law, Maxine Logsdon and Geneva Staton; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dolores Blackford and Lucille Blankenship; and a brother, Elbert "Pete" Logsdon.
Visitation will be held at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 7600 Princeton-Glendale Road, on Saturday, December 31, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM followed by a celebration of life service with Pastor Jeff Raker officiating. The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Atrium Medical Center for the excellent care they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Atrium Medical Center Foundation, One Medical Center Dr., Middletown, OH 45005. To donate please visit www.AtriumMedCenter.org/Donate
|Arnold & Debbie Houchens|
|Our thoughts and prayers are with you, knowing that God can provide comfort and peace at this time. Family is so important, and we certainly have many good memories throughout the years. Sorry that we can't be there, but know that we care.|
|My love to you all. So very sorry for your loss.|
|Love and Prayers to the entire family. |
|Dr. Sameh & Connie Sadik|
|Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. May the prescence of our Lord comfort you and may you be comforted to know Bud has received his Eternal healing in Heaven!|
|Thinking of everyone. Smiling thinking of all the fun times we have had through the years. Sending love and prayers.
Chuck, Kym, TJ & Cassie|
|We are all sending up prayers for your family for the strength you each need to get through this most difficult of times. I know the Sorrell family has always held your father in very high reguards. God Bless you all.|
|my prayers are with everyone,|
|Our prayers are with the logsdon family so sorry for your loss. I remember Bud from the fair he has known my parents for years he will be greatly missed.|