Ronald Ray "Bud" Deeter, 88

Ronald Ray "Bud"  Deeter, 88, of rural Wabash, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

He was born on June 9, 1934, in Roseburg, to Verlin and Maureen (Grosscost) Deeter.

Bud graduated from Wabash High School in 1952, and was First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State as a high school senior football player. He was inducted into the 2013 Wabash High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Bud's life-long passion was farming. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

He is survived by four children, Robin (Rod) Merrick; Ronald (Rhonda) Deeter; Cathy (John) Trout; and Bryan Deeter; grandchildren, Casey (Tyler) Dyson; Kyle (Heidi) Merrick; Josh (Kaylee) Merrick; Brittny (Jason) Dawes; Brianna (Cody) White; Braelyn Deeter; Audrey Trout Brooks; Allyson (Drew) Schnitz; ten great grandchildren; and his brother, Joe (Sharon) Deeter.  He was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Christine Wilson Deeter; step-mother, Maxine Deeter; brothers, Ben Deeter and Max Deeter; and grandson Aaron Merrick.

There will be a memorial service at 5 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash.  Friends may call 2-5 pm Friday, July 1, 2022, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Bud may be signed at

Posted on 2022 Jun 24