Loren Grant "Bud" Imes of Greenfield passed away on July 15, 2011 at the age of 87. He was born Sept. 11, 1923 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late James W. and Bertha Margaret (Buchanan) Imes.
He was a WWII US Army/Air Corps veteran who served three years in the European theater. He attended Ohio State University and was a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music-University of Cincinnati, and received a Masters in Music degree from Butler University.
Bud was a beloved band director, giving multiple generations the gift of music for 36 years with 33 of those years in the Greenfield public school system. Bud was also a well respected professional musician playing trombone in jazz bands for many years in both Cincinnati and Indianapolis. He played for President Reagan, Gov. Otis Bowen and many celebrities and movie stars.
He was a member of Bradley United Methodist Church, the American Federation of Musicians, the Elks Lodge, the American Legion Post 119 and the Hancock County Public Library board.
Bud is survived by his sister, Janet Davis of Zanesville, Ohio; his children, Cindy Anderson of Campbell, Calif., Grant Imes of Greenfield, and David Imes of Danville, Ill. and his two grandchildren, Drew Anderson and Aaron Imes.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 56 years, Norma Jean Imes.
A memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday July 21, 2011 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel of Greenfield with Military Rites provided by the Greenfield Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call Wednesday July 20, 2011 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date at Park Cemetery, Greenfield.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.
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