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Mr. Willis Lee “Bud” Rambo

• Feb 5, 2019 at 11:23 AM

JONESBOROUGH - Mr. Willis Lee “Bud” Rambo, age 82, Jonesborough, succumbed to a lengthy illness with his family by his side on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Ballad Hospice House in Bristol.

Mr. Rambo was born in Washington County and the son of the late Leland S. & Verlin M. Rambo of Jonesborough. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Sara Ann Rambo.

Dad loved flying and was an accomplished pilot. He was a successful race car builder and crew chief with a short stint in driving in the early 60’s. His racing career extended to many tracks both dirt and asphalt throughout the Southeast. He retired from the heavy-duty truck and auto industry as a mechanic and shop owner of 45 years. He especially loved entertaining his family.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell A. & Linda J. Rambo and Richard Lee & Karen L. Rambo; grandchildren, Charles H. Rambo and Christy M. Hood, Chad A. and Richard Leland Rambo; three great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one sister, Carolyn Watson-Strachan, Kings Mountain, NC; two brothers, Dean Rambo and Bill Rambo, both of Jonesborough; and several nephews, nieces and extended family.

Many thanks from the family go out to Hospice personnel, especially medical personnel and Dr. Keith Cook for the loving care they provided.

Graveside services will be conducted 11:00 am Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Eden Cemetery with Pastor Ed Blair and grandson, Richard Rambo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eden Cemetery 1620 Mill Springs Rd. Jonesborough, TN 37659.

Condolences may be sent to the Rambo family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 423-753-3821

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