Merlin "Bud" Lee Molihan went to be with his Savior on Saturday, May 7, 2022. He resided in Georgia and was born and lived in Vinton County for many years. He was born March 23, 1940, to the late Stace and Florence Kirkendall Molihan. Bud was a kind and loving person who loved to dance!

He is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; son, Donald and his wife Sheryl; his grandson, Tyler and his wife Morgan; and great granddaughter Joey, known as Apple Dumplings. Bud is survived by five sisters: Vi Ross, Mona Calfee, Barbara Tenschert, Sue Camp and Mary Musick. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn Gross; infant brother, Don; niece, Susan Ross; and nephew, Rick Musick.

Bud wished to be cremated with no formal services.

Fly high sweet brother, into the arms of Jesus!