Herman "Bud" Achilles

September 20, 1926April 14, 2013

Herman “Bud” Achilles, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2013. He was born September 20, 1926 in Austin, Texas to August and Hazel Achilles. Herman was a member of the Texas State Guard and United States Navy. He worked at Southern Union Gas Company and retired in 1981. He was also a member of The Sons of Hermann. Mr. Achilles is survived by his wife Kathleen “Kitty” Achilles; his two daughters Deborah Ragsdale and husband Dean, Lesa Randall; two sisters Hazel Thomas, Bess Allred; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at ten o’clock in the morning on Wednesday, the 17th of April, 2013, in the Colonial Chapel of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery with U.S. Military Honors, Austin, Texas.

Those who care to do so, the family suggests donations be made to Hospice of Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Road, Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78759, or American Diabetes Association, 9430 Research Blvd, Austin, Texas 78759

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  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Herman "Bud" Achilles

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May 10, 2013

Sorry for the loss of you loved one. No one wants to see a loved one go. That's why we can look forward to the paradise earth where death will be no more.

Pastor Andy Lewis

April 17, 2013

May God bless you and keep you during this difficult time. You and yours will be in my prayers, and be assured that your FUMC Lewisville family is covering you in prayer.

Amy Coleman

April 17, 2013

Thinking of all of you and sending lots of prayers during this difficult time. Jack and I wish we could be there with the whole family. Grandpa you will be missed. Much love, Amy and Jack Coleman

Beverly Wardlaw

April 16, 2013

We are saddened to hear of Herman's passing. He was our neighbor for many years and I have fond childhood memories of him and his family. Kitty, Debbie and Lesa you are in our thoughts. Love and hugs to you.
Beverly Scott Wardlaw
Bob Scott
Meta Scott

Bette Herbst

April 16, 2013

Deborah, Dean and family,
May God grant you peace and comfort during this sad time. We will continue to
lift each of you in prayer. Please tell Lesa that I am thinking of her.
With love and sympathy,
Bette and Harry Herbst

Janet Peavler

April 16, 2013

Deborah, I am so sorry about your loss. At this difficult time, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret)

April 16, 2013

Thank you, Bud, for your service to our country.

April 16, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love from your church family and friends in Lewisville. My personal prayers are with you as well.
Lynda Whitman (Highland Village, Texas)

Wayne Steppy

April 16, 2013

Deborah, Jan and I are sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. God bless and keep you.
Jan and Wayne Steppy

Virginia Gilleland

April 16, 2013

Lesa, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him greatly. You and your family are in my prayers.