Ray L. “Bud” Oughton Jr., 88, of Woodstock, passed away on Thursday June 24, 2021 at his home in Woodstock.
He was born in Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin on October 2, 1932 to Ray L. and Lucille (Darling) Oughton Sr. He married Barbara Dunlap on July 2, 1960 in Woodstock.
Bud was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a talented Mr. Fix It, and especially enjoyed wood working and wood carving. He served on the board of directors for The Adult and Child Therapy Center, and was the handyman around the center volunteering many hours. He was named an “Everyday Hero” by the Northwest Herald. He enjoyed golfing, and was a member of the Woodstock Country Club. He especially enjoyed being with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 wonderful years, Barbara Oughton; two sons, David (Sara) Oughton and Brian (Pattie) Oughton; three grandchildren, Dylan, Juan and Andrea; two sisters, Lucy Kuhn and Judy Larsen; a brother-in-law, Bruce Dunlap; also, many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marthanna Kelly; brother-in-laws, Warren Kelly, Robert Kelly, William Larsen and David Dunlap.
A Memorial Gathering will be held Tuesday June 29, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Independence Health and Therapy, 2028 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, Ill. 60098 or www.independencehealth.org; or Journeycare Hospice.
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