Ernest "Bud" Talley III, age 75, of Randleman passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by loving family.
Mr. Talley was born September 13, 1946 the son of Ernest Talley Jr. and Doris Moser Talley. Bud was a lifelong resident of Randolph County. He was a graduate of Randleman High School and Wake Forest University and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Bud managed A&F Vending, the family business, for 25 years. He later retired after another 25 years service as a financial representative of Modern Woodmen of America. He served 18 years on the Randleman Board of Aldermen and was a member of the Randleman Lions Club for 30 years. Bud loved his entire extended family, but his two grandchildren held a special place of honor in his heart. Bud dedicated his time to the town of Randleman and especially enjoyed supporting the town employees. He had an incredible gift of memory and loved conversations and comradery with everyone he met, often recalling dates, scores or other facts from events in their past.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Anna Allred Talley, of the home; son Robert Ellington Talley (Carolee) of Jamestown; grandchildren Jillian and Mitchell Talley; sister Martha Crenshaw (Rob) of Winston-Salem; and brother Wayne Talley (Janet) of Asheboro.
Mr. Talley will lie in repose at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 South Main Street Randleman at 1:00 Thursday, October 21. Visitation with family will be 6-7:30 Thursday evening. Funeral Service will be 2:00 Friday at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eddie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203, www.hospice of Randolph.org or to a charity of the donor's choice.
The Talley family would like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of Randolph and Bonnie Martin for their care and compassion.