H.T. “Bud” Minnis, Jr., 84, died March 3, 2013 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born November 4, 1928 in Bucklin to Herman T. and Alberta Virginia (Burton) Minnis.
He was a retired owner of the Minnis Mortuary of Minneola and the Minnis
Mortuary and Bolinger Insurance Agency of Bucklin.
On August 7, 1949 he married Phyllis Jean Howell. She died March 16, 1998. He then married Donna Lee Kennedy. She survives.
Other survivors include a son: Ted Minnis and wife Karen; daughter, Cindy
Lewis of Wichita; step-sons: Marc and Steve Riley and Gary and Brad Hale; step-daughter: Jennifer Ware; 2 sisters: Jean Dewell of Winfield and Mattie Oswalt of Kremlin OK.; 6 grandchilren: Jessica Pitts and husband Brian of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Lesley-Ann Rosans and husband John of Arlington, VA., Sara Hoffman of Portland, Oregon, Lisa Anthony and husband Bryan of Monterey CA., J. Michael Minnis of Manhattan, KS., and Jamie Lewis of Houston TX; 9 step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Judy Walker, brother, J.W. Minnis and
sister, Sara Foster.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Bucklin United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Jones officiating. The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Minnis Mortuary, Bucklin. Burial will be in Bucklin Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Bucklin Community Better Life Foundation or to the Minneola Health Care Foundation c/o Minnis Mortuary, Box 516, Bucklin KS 67834.