George E. “Bud” Jr., 84, a resident of East Greenwich since 1963, died December 9, 2011 at Kent Hospital surrounded by his devoted family. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Joyce E. (Rosell) Lord.
He was born in Providence, the son of the late George E. Lord Sr. and Mildred F. (Buzzell) Lord.Bud was the owner and operator of Bud Lord’s Atlantic, Arco and Shell Automotive Service Stations located in Providence, Cranston and East Greenwich, spanning a career of over 40 years until his retirement. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Active for many years at Warwick Central Baptist Church, he served as president, deacon and member of the church Board of Trustees. He was a past master of Harmony Lodge #9, F&AM and served as a member of the East Greenwich School Committee and the East Greenwich Republican Town Committee.
Besides his wife Bud leaves his loving children, Alan R. Lord and his wife, Cindy, of South Kingstown and Christine A. Lord of Peabody, Mass.; his cherished grandchildren, Julie E. Lord, Stephanie M. Lord, Jeffrey A. Lord and Alison N. Lord; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey R. Lord, and his sisters, Virginia F. Jordan and Shirley Everson.
His funeral service will be held Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. in Warwick Central Baptist Church, 3270 Post Road, Warwick. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, East Greenwich. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Dec. 15 from 4-8 p.m. in Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home, 800 Greenwich Ave., Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory to Warwick Central Baptist Church will be appreciated. For information and guest book visit www.murphyfuneralhomes.org.