WALDER ‘BUDDY’ RECORD Obituary – SEPT. 17, 1931 – AUG. 28, 2021

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Walder Jesse ‘Buddy’ Record passed on to his home in heaven on Aug. 28, 2021.
Funeral services were noon Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue Chapel with Dr. Milton Sewell officiating. Burial followed with Military Honors in Pisgah Cemetery. There was no visitation due to COVID precautions. Pallbearers were Eloiett Johnson, Preston Ozment, Brandon Irions, Parker Patterson, David Lowery and Derrick Campbell. The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the West TN Children’s Home and please designate “West TN Campus,” P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174 or Mid-South Youth Camp, 206 Youth Camp Loop, Henderson, TN  38340. The family expresses special appreciation for the loving care he received from Pam Loyd and Comfort Keepers and the wonderful employees of AseraCare Hospice.
He was born Sept. 17, 1931 in Chester County, the son of the late Callier Jesse and Gladys Futrell Record. He was raised and worked on the family farm as a young man. He graduated from Chester County High School in 1949.
He entered the cotton warehousing business in 1956. In 1959, he was transferred to the Federal Compress in Dyersburg, where he raised his family. In 1978, he was transferred to the Memphis location and lived in Germantown until 2008. His grandchildren hold many fond memories with the time they spent with their “Pa” and “DuDu” ice skating, swimming, shopping and being thoroughly entertained. He retired from the cotton industry in 1997, but continued to work as a consultant for seven years before retiring in 2004.       
He proudly served in the Tennessee National Guard for 33 years and in the Army Reserve for five years, retiring as a Colonel. He was a true Patriot.
He lived in Henderson with his wife Margaret Newman Record from 2008 until the present time.
He was a former member of the Dyersburg Rotary Club and a current member of the Henderson Lions Club. He was also a member of the Chester County High School Alumni Association and a faithful Christian, serving the Henderson Church of Christ.
He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer (Danny) Lowery of Dyersburg; one son, Jeffrey (Ellen) Record of Montgomery, Ala.; two stepdaughters, Constance Campbell of Henderson and Allison Campbell Hill of McKenzie; nine grandchildren who called him “Pa,” Carol Markham, Sally Johnson, Jenny Irions, Julie Ozment, David Lowery, Jessica Record, Jason Record, Derrick Campbell and Ashley Ladd; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Olera Nance Asbridge; his daughter, Jana Laurie Harris; his wife, Dorothy Simpson Record, whom his grandchildren lovingly named “DuDu”; his wife, Margaret Newman Record, whom he married in 2002 and who sadly passed away just twelve days before his passing; his granddaughter, Ricki Suzanne Lowery, at the age of fourteen months; his sister, Betty Thurman, of Oklahoma City; and two brothers, Bill Record of Henderson and Dan (Tommy) Record of Dayton.

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