Roy “Bud” Niel Munch

Roy Niel Munch “Bud”, age 83, of Duenweg, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Bud was born October 6, 1938 in Nevada, Missouri to the late union of Vernon and Pearl (James) Munch. Bud enlisted in the airforce in 1955. He married the love of his life, Dixie Lee Updegraff on April 22, 1961 in Oklahoma. Together they shared 39 beloved years before her passing on June 10, 2000. They had four amazing children; Mary, Buddy, Brenda, and Marshall. Raising his kids was what he considered to be the best part of his life. He worked for Bagcraft for over 40 years before retiring. He loved playing and listening to country music. One of his favorite country singers was Hank Williams. If he wasn’t playing or listening to country music, then he was watching his favorite cowboy’s, Hopalong Cassidy and John Wayne. Bud even had a life size cut out of John Wayne. His passion though was playing his guitar and riding horses. People mostly remember him picking his guitar on the swing in the back yard. Every time Bud played that guitar too you could look around the room and see smiling faces. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be deeply missed.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie.

Bud is lovingly survived by his four children, Mary Parrish and husband, Troy, Buddy Munch and wife, Courtney, Brenda Olds and husband, Rusty, Marshall Munch and wife, Allyson; two sisters, Geri and Billye; seven grandchildren, Megan, Miranda, Morgan, Haley, Nolan, Peyton, and Carter; seven great-grandchildren; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel with Alan McCamey officiating. Interment will follow at Osborne Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Parker Mortuary.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made out to the Cancer Society.

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