William "Bud" Pleake

July 23, 1934January 22, 2013

Pleake, William “Bud” born on July 23, 1934 in Kirbyville, MO went down fighting on January 22, 2013 in Rancho Cordova, CA at the age of 78, surrounded by his family. Bud served his country in the Korean Conflict with the US Navy, and later dedicated 30 years of his life as a civil servant to McClellan AFB, retiring as a GS12 Branch Chief. He was known for his love of the news, football, pinnacle, chess, camping, bowling, fishing and the Republican Party. He is predeceased by his dedicated and loving wife of 22 years, LoraLee; his parents and siblings. He is survived by his children; Pearl, Patricia, Corey and Kristi (Ricky); grandchildren, Jeremy (Leslie), William, Brandon, Shannon, Dustin, Stephen, Cody, Candice, Catelyn, Lexi and Noah; and his great grandchildren, Emma, Taylor, Ashley, Elizabeth, Gracelyn, Claire and Kyle. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. A visitation will be held on Friday, Feb 1st from 4-7pm at Mount Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Lane in Fair Oaks, with a celebration of life to follow on Sat, Feb 2nd at 2pm.


  • Visitation Friday, February 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2013

William "Bud" Pleake

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dorothy porter

July 19, 2013

I remember you back when I was a very young girl. You were always very nice. Rest In Peace Mr. Pleake

Pearl Pleake

February 4, 2013

Jillian Holmes

February 1, 2013

Always a good conversation to be found at the "Kitchen" with Bud.

Ian Carah

February 1, 2013

A grateful nation mourns its loss. Rest in peace, Sir.

February 1, 2013

Sorry to read about your loss Pearl. I was your friend in. Jr High. Ronda Hansen McCullough

Suzanne De Foor

February 1, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

phyllis middleton

January 31, 2013

one great and loving landloard we ever had 20 years. we will miss you we know pearl will be just as great from phyllis

Deanna Gangstee

January 30, 2013

Sorry for you loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Bud you will be missed a lot. Now you and LoraLee can be together again. Thanks for all the great laughs....from your northcrest family

January 30, 2013

My deepest condolences to children and grand children for your loss of a good man and my friend.

James A. Garrison

Richard Belton

January 28, 2013

I worked with him at McClellan AFB, CA; he was a good man and employee. He knew how to enjoy himself and have a good time. Thanks Bud for a lot of good memories.