Menford "Bud" Lee Cale II

March 18, 1946September 21, 2013
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Menford “Bud” Lee Cale, II, 67, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be from Noon-1:00 p.m. followed by funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 26, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Rd. Burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice, 9221 Ward Parkway, Ste. 100, Kansas City, MO 64114. Bud was born on March 18, 1946 to Mildred E. (Price) Cale and Menford Lee Cale in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Southeast High School in 1964, attended Missouri State University and graduated in 1969 with a B.S. degree in Business Marketing. In 1991 he began work as a National Director at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Headquarters in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. While employed there he was the initial Chairman of the Board of the VFW Credit Union which later merged with the Pentagon Federal Credit Union. He also served on the Design Committee of the 100th Anniversary Centennial Plaza Memorial at the headquarters at Linwood and Broadway. Bud was a Legacy Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He was also a member of the American Legion, and of the Missouri State University Alumni Association. Surviving family members include his wife, Phyllis Cale and sons Brett and Brandon Cale; stepsons Adam and Aaron (Darcie) Jones; grandson Kaiden Jones; and sister Ann Watts (Ron Willnow).


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2013

Menford "Bud" Lee Cale II

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Melodi Dailey

September 30, 2013

Phyllis, I just heard I am truly sorry for your loss. Bud, was a wonderful man! He taught me so much. There aren't enough words for me to express, what he did for me. He showed me just how big his heart really was. He will be missed so much, my heart goes out to you and your family.

Much Love

Mike Glowatch

September 29, 2013

Dear Cale Family

You don't know me. Bud and I served in Viet Nam together a life time ago. We developed a friendship that doesn't go away even though you aren't able to see each other. Christmas cards and an occasional phone call were about it It was enough to know I wasn't forgotten> Bud was always special in my book. I'm deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My sincere condolence for your loss.

Mike Glowatch
Lexington< KY

Gloria Montgomery

September 28, 2013

Bud was a kind and gentle man. That's how I'll always remember him. I am so sorry for your loss, Phyllis. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Doug and Claudine Butscher

September 26, 2013

Phyllis and family,
We are so very sorry about your loss. I pray that God is able to fill your hearts with peace and happy memories. It was a beautiful service today, and it was very nice seeing you again.

Kevin & Kelly Jones

September 26, 2013

We were so saddened to hear about Bud. Take comfort in knowing he will be forever with you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mary Hales

September 25, 2013

Thank you for the great memories you have brought into the VFW Supply Department, this office wouldn't be the same without Bud...........He will be forever missed. I will do my best to laugh loud enough for you to hear Bud

Joe Davis

September 25, 2013

Bud was a good man. May your memories soon turn your tears to smiles.

John Smart

September 25, 2013

Phyllis, Mary and I send our deepest sympathy on your loss. Bud was a dedicated comrade and a good friend. Our prayers & thoughts are with you & your family during this difficult time. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

John & Mary Smart

Glen and Jean Gardner

September 25, 2013

Jean and I were so sad to hear about Bud. Please accept our sincere condolences. Bud was always a good friend and great person. I enjoyed working with him over the years. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Alisa Neilon

September 25, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you and your family are in my prayers.