Gilbert E. “Bud” Masters, 80, Burlingame, went home to be with the Lord on December 14, 2020. He was born July 7, 1940 in Harveyville and was raised in Burlingame his whole life. He was the son of Gilbert L. “Irish” and Mary Ingraham Masters. He married Nora Mae Powell on February 24, 1967.
He was preceded in death by siblings Don, Mick and Ruth and a nephew Kevin.
He is survived by his wife Nora Mae; daughters Julie (Leonard) Bremenkamp, Pam Masters, and Paula (Kevin) Moon; son Gary Masters; grandchildren Austin (Brooke), Kaylyn, Lucas, McKrae, Jenna, Brock, Gideon; and a brother, James, all of Burlingame and a brother, Terry, of Tucson.
He graduated from Burlingame High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959-1963. Through high school he worked for Fast Motor Company which fed his love of driving Pontiacs. Upon return from the Navy he worked for Martin Marietta then farmed until he retired. After retirement he was a Master Daycare Grandpa and folk art craftsman.
Following Covid-19 guidelines funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Federated Church of Burlingame. Interment will be at Burlingame Cemetery at a later date. The service will be live streamed on Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home Facebook page for friends unable to attend. The family will meet friends for a visitation 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 2020 at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 503 S. Topeka Ave., Burlingame. Friends are encouraged to wear their Bearcat apparel to the visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kevin Masters’ Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Federated Church of Burlingame sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 194 Burlingame, KS 66413. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.
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Federated Church of Burlingame
322 South Topeka Ave., Burlingame KS 66413
Kevin Masters Memorial Scholarship Fund