Bud - Glen C. Westhafer, Jr.

Birth Date: 
Tuesday, February 8, 1955
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bud – Glen C. Westhafer, Jr., 62 of Apple Creek and previously from Port Washington and Newcomerstown, OH areas, went to his eternal rest February 3, 2018 from a 3 year battle from colon cancer.

He was born February 8, 1955 at Tindall Airforce Base, Panama City, FL., and the first child to Glen C. Westhafer, Sr., and Barbara J. (Bates) Westhafer.

He is survived by his wife, best friend and the love of his life, Terri McClurg-Cole Westhafer whom he married May 6, 1995.

Also surviving him is a daughter; Heidi (Cameron) Mason, stepson; Jeremy Woods, grandchildren; Chloe & Sophie Dilly, Riley Woods and Averi Mason. A sister Karen Westhafer, nephew Adam Westhafer, sisters in laws; Donna Jamison and Becky (Joe) Shaw along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brother in laws; Scott Cole and Mark Jamison, and mother in law Geraldine (Thurman) Cole whom he adored immensely.

In his youth he loved building hot rods, motorcycles and playing sports for Indian Valley South where he graduated in 1973. He loved all types of music and played the drums, baritone and trumpet while in school. Riding his Harley with his wife and poker runs with her and many of their friends, always made his day. He enjoyed basketball, football, camping, canoeing, fishing, boating, landscaping, hog roast parties at our garage and travelling all of the US States. He only missed seeing two of them, Alaska and Idaho.

Inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame, May 2017 was a highlight of his life which he was extremely proud of.

He was a member of the Sharon Moravian Church, Warwick Twp., and the Calvary United Methodist Church.

He was compassionate, loving, and very giving to others.

He and his wife owned and operated Westhafer Trucking, Inc. He had managed GrayRock Transport in Wooster and Relco Inc., in Cleveland previously. He loved truck, car and motorcycle shows and attended many throughout the years receiving countless trophies and awards for his hard work. “A man can only have a nice truck if he builds it himself”.

Bud was known for many years as the man with two cell phones, one for each ear. Always busy, always talking, but he always had time to listen to family, friends, employees or the customer. His daily words were, “I don’t have enough trucks for these loads”. So we bought more trucks and we hauled more loads. He was beyond dedicated and had the strongest work ethic of anyone known. Laziness was not in his vocabulary.

His truck, Big Red, was named EL Patron (The Boss) which started the adventure of a lifetime for him and his wife. Making and creating new things for the many trucks and trailers was an endless endeavor. “If it don’t shine it ain’t Bud’s”, became his logo.

Having fun was his life and believing in God and his family/friends was his passion. Always smiling, always laughing. He could take a negative situation and turn it into a positive one with his smile.

Bella and Brodie were his fur baby children. He loved them immensely. His gentleness and kindness to them was immeasurable. He will be sadly missed by many who knew and loved him.

Special heartfelt thanks to those who called, visited and supported him and our family throughout his illness, you will not be forgotten and to everyone who has shared in his journey of life.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, OH 44691 with Rev. Eric Miller officiating. The family will receive friends from Noon until the hour of service on Saturday.

“My home is where you are and together we shall not part. I shall gaze at the stars forever with you by my side.”

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Visitation: 

Noon until the hour of service (4:00pm) on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

Service: 

4:00pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018, at the funeral home.

Condolences

Terri I am so sorry to hear this . I always remembered you two coming to Ryans. Just wanted to tell you never forgot you both. Love and prayers.

Terri so sorry for your lost I only meet your husband once he was a very sweet person always in are prayers love u sis

Good man! He was very loved and will be extremely missed

Terri I love you. You are in my heart and prayers always.

As long as I have my memory Bud will never be gone. A guy like that could never be forgotten. My sympathies.

Our deepest sympathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. From all of us at US Bulk.

Carrie and I send our thoughts and prayers to you and your gamily

So Sorry for your loss. I grew across the the street in Port Washington from Bud and Karen. I have probably known
Karen and Bud longer than any other people on this earth. Karen was my best friend growing up. We had many adventures growing up in Port and a lot of good times. Bud will be missed Jane Heston

My deepest sympathy, you will be missed Bud. Keep on Trucking.

Our deepest sympathy. We will truly miss you, Bud. To Territory and the family - you are in our prayers.

I too grew up on Port Washington and knew Bud since we were both kids. Terri and Karen so sorry for your loss. It is way too soon.

My condolences to you and your family

So sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He seemed to be doing so well at Uncle Bud's funeral. Our prayers are with you and your family in the days ahead.

Teri, so sorry to hear of Bus's passing. He seemed to be doing well at Uncle Bud's funeral. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.

It amazes me that he is gone, the last time I saw Bud he was so excited and full of life, just starting his new diet he said I can call him “tuna” now as well. I first met Bud back in the Teds Trailer repair days and our relationship carried on till this day thru Ravens and Triple R. So many parties and the truck show will not be forgotten while he was there. When a man like Bud leaves us, everyone is at a loss. So sad that this day has come......

Sorry for you loss, you have our deepest sympathies.

Dear friend my heart aches for you during this difficult time. Lean on your wonderful friends to get you through. Bud and you were just the best people to be around and always took care of others before you did yourselves. You have a special love that most are jealous of. Bless you in the coming days.

He was a Great Gentleman , The love he had for his wife should be a testament for all husbands and boyfriends.
He Loved you dearly Terri , always carry that in your Heart ❤️. Love you Terri .

My condolences to the family. It doesn’t seem that long ago that Bud and I played
basketball. He always had a quick wit and a ready smile.

We are so sorry to hear about Bud! You have our deepest condolences.

Terri, I'm so sad to hear about his passing. Bud and I go back a lot of years. Hauled a lot coal together, worked with Bud at Gray Rock. If you remember Bucyrus days. I will never forget him you and him were a couple. My prayers are with you Terri in your loss

So sorry to hear of Bud's passing.
I grew up in Port Washington and was a neighbor to Glen, Barb, Bud and Karen. I babysat Bud and Karen before school and during the summers while their parents worked.
Bud was a full of life young boy and mischief could have been his middle name.
Nevertheless, Bud was a great person and I will always think of he and Karen with love and laughter.

I Am so sorry for your lost , you will be in my prays

Our deepest sympathy to Terri and family on your loss. We met Bud & Terri through mutual friends and enjoyed many good times together. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Bud!

Just learned of Buds passing. Heartfelt sympathy to his wonderful wife. You were the opidimy of the best couple we’ve ever known. Great people who always thought of others more than themselves. You will be missed BudMan.

Rest in peace my friend....catch ya on the flip side.

Enjoyed working with you, though for only a short time as life goes. Thought of you as a friend and not a business acquaintance. Sorry your gone.
Terri, hope you and your group are well.

Tom

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