James "Bud" L. DeLong
August 10, 1939 – August 27, 2020
James "Bud" L. DeLong, 81, of Altamonte Springs, FL passed away on August 27, 2020. He was born on August 10, 1939 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Bud retired after a 26 year career in the Navy achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He did two tours of Vietnam and received two Purple Hearts. After his retirement from the Navy he performed home repairs and then became a courier for CNL bank.He was a member of the Masons and the VFW. Bud is preceded in death by his parents Calvin and Elizabeth DeLong and by his beloved wife, Delores. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Davies (Dale) and his brothers Gerald (Kathy) and William (Margaret) DeLong as well as his grandchildren Matthew Davies and Tricia Sharps (Ronald). His great grandchildren are Jacob Sharps, Kayla Davies, and Andrew Sharps. Bud has many nephews and nieces. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin-Fairchild West Altamonte Chapel. www.baldowinfairchildwestaltmonte.com.
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James "Bud" L. DeLong
September 18, 2020
Bud was a great guy. One you wanted to be around and could make you laugh at any time. We hit it off immediately as both are veterans who spent many years in the military. He will be missed, not only by me, but by many others who came to know Bud. I know he did not mind going to the Lord because he is finally back with Lou. Favoring winds and good sailing Bud, you will always be missed by those who knew you. I salute you brother veteran.,
September 1, 2020
I remember Bud, Bud was in the United States Navy for 26 years. Bud loved his wife Dee so much. I was only a teenager when I first met Bud. Bud was a very nice person. I always said that my mom and dad got very lucky when they bought the house just nextdoor to Bud and Dee, because they would help you in a pinch. Bud and Dee were very close friends with my mom and dad. They were great! Bud did home repair work boy! he fixed my moms house up so beautiful! Bud and I gave each other a special Christmas gift one year it was the year that Dee was going to surprise Bud with the Bass boat he wanted so I got Bud a toy tugboat that tooted when you pushed on it. He gave me a really big package in exchange with a little Hotwheels taxi inside that had been wrapped up in 7 different boxes each box was carefully wrapped up in Christmas paper, lol. Bud was a very nice man. I loved him and his wife they were both so very nice people.