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Perry Berkley “Bud” Bruner, age 86 of Brandenburg, KY passed away on July 14, 2020 at Brandenburg Nursing & Rehab.

Bud was born on April 2, 1934 in Battletown, KY where he was raised. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Leona Bennett Bruner and Jesse M. Bruner; his dear wife, of over 35 years, Maxine Bruner; his older brother, Harold Bruner, whom he dearly loved and looked up to, They called each other “partner” all their lives, up to the day Harold passed away in September of 2013.

Bud attended elementary school at Cold Springs School in Battletown. It was a one room school house and they would walk over the hill to get water for their lunch out of the cold springs cave. He always said it was some of the coldest best tasting water he ever drank. Bud then attended high school at Meade County High School in Brandenburg. He was a member of the MCHS Baseball team where he lettered in varsity for 3 years. He also played short stop for the Battletown men’s league baseball team. He said they would travel near and far to play all the surrounding communities teams on the week-ends. He always said they had a good team and won a lot more games than they lost. After graduating high school Bud worked at the Ft. Knox P.X. until the age of 22. He was in the National Guard when he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served for 2 years. Upon returning home Bud became employed and eventually retired from Olin Chemical plant in Brandenburg. After being a confirmed bachelor for years, Bud met and fell in love with Maxine Snow at the Brandenburg Bowling Alley. They married in 1966 and had many happy years together. Bud was a devoted Husband even after 2001 when Maxine lost her battle with cancer, he was talking about her and loved and miss her to the day he died. Bud was an avid golfer and bowler in his middle years. Just like in baseball he became very good at bowling and golf; however he was always humble and acted like he wasn’t very good. Bud always had a keen eye for sports cars and trucks. He has owned several of both and still enjoyed going to Tony Brown Chevrolet and talking to “all the guys” he even enjoyed helping them transport cars from time to time. Bud had most recently attended Cold Springs Baptist Church. Bud also had a host of nieces and nephews whom he enjoyed spending time with at family gatherings.

He is survived by his sister-in-law Velmeta Bruner of Brandenburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Funeral Services will be private. Burial will be in the Cap Anderson Cemetery next to his wife.

Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of donations to:

Cold Springs Baptist Church

7997 Battletown Rd,

Battletown, KY 40104

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