Raymond “Bud” Yinger III was born January 7, 1947, in St. Louis, Missouri to Raymond R. Yinger II and Laverne Arlene Wallace. Bud was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, Hazel Eskridge, and brothers, Gary Yinger and Michael Eskridge. Bud is survived by his daughter, Kay Wolf and sons, Rusty, Chris, Tim, and Tony; stepmother, Grace Yinger; brothers, Steve, Billy, and Robert; sister, Liz; and 10 grandchildren. Bud enlisted into the Marines on April 1966 and quickly rose to the rank of GySgt. He then became a Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and achieved the rank of Captain. He proudly served for 22 years. Bud worked for several different civilian aviation companies - General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, and American Eagle. He worked all over the world and especially enjoyed his time in Italy. After permanently retiring, he enjoyed playing golf, bowling, and meeting his friends for breakfast. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 516.

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