James Budd

James Budd was born in Laytonville on December 9, 1930 to the late Essie Diggs Budd and Milton T. King. He departed this life on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at his home in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


James was born, raised, educated, and resided in Montgomery County, Maryland. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. James united in Holy Matrimony in August 1980 to Henrietta Cooper. He was employed with the Montgomery County Public Schools for 32 years, and retired from the Mill Creek Elementary School in 2001. 


In his early days, he worked for the Stiles Family who he had remained friends with until his death. James was a member of the Agricultural History Farm Park “Old Timers” Group and during the Montgomery County Agriculture Fair offseason, he would volunteer as a food service worker. When younger, James loved softball and played on the Chatterbox team. Traveling was one of his favorite things to do. He also loved riding horses and was a member of the United Horsemen's Association. James enjoyed watching westerns and football games. In fact, he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. James adored his family and friends and loved spending time with them. He especially enjoyed his annual Labor Day cookouts, holiday dinners, and New Year’s Eve “get togethers”.


James leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Henrietta Budd; two brothers Elwood King and Clifton Budd; two sisters Myrtle King and Rosie Templeman; two aunts Sally Armstead and Sadie Wagner; one brother-in-law Frank Beverly; two sister-in-laws Joann Budd and Irene Noland;  four step-children Linda Wells, William Twyman, Jr., Gregory Twyman, and Iva Jean Twyman; grandchildren Tina Twyman, Tony Dorsey, Bobby Twyman, Troy Dorsey, and Ricky Twyman, Jr.; and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.


James was preceded in death by his mother Essie Diggs Budd and his father Milton King; four brothers Leroy Addison, Russell Budd, Michael King, and Thomas King; three sisters Ruth Ann Cloud, Mary Dorsey, and Helen Beverly; and one step-son Ricky Twyman.


James will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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