Elmer "Bud" Moit, 87, passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 at the Pine Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center in Evansville.

Born May 28, 1922 in Mt. Vernon, Ind., he was the son of Lawrence Elmer and Amanda (Hinkle) Moit.

He graduated from high school in 1940 as a Mt. Vernon Wildcat. He than began farming in Posey County with his father. He married in 1942 and by 1947, he and his wife, Billie Jean, moved to Gibson County to farm with the assistance of their sons until April of this year. He had served his country in the United States Army Signal Corps.

He owned, maintained and drove a school bus for Owensville School for 30 years. In the course of all of his endeavors, he also worked for Pioneer Seed Corn. He managed crews of girls for the purpose of detasseling corn. As husband and wife, Bud visited all 50 states and capitals in his lifetime.

 Bud served on the board of directors of Posey County Farm Bureau, president of the Owensville band boosters, charter member and president of the Old Tyme Auto Club, an avid member of the Two Cylinder antique and tractor club. He was inspirational for bringing the restoration of John Deere tractors to this area. He also was a member of the Southern Indiana Antique and Machinery Club, Buick and Falcon Club.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Billie Jean (Bender) Moit; sons, Larry W. Moit of Evansville, Lonnie J. Moit of New Harmony; three granddaughters, Tricia (Moit) Neitzke, (Brent), Tonya (Moit) Jones, (Scott), Amanda Moit; five great-grandchildren, Luke, Abby, Noah, Shelby and Brooke; sister-in-law, Ann Williams; brother-in-law, Mike Redman of New Jersey; cousin, Leo Williams of Evansville; and nephew, Steve Carroll of South Carolina.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Zola (Moit) Redman and Moneda (Moit) Carroll.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 at Holders Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Douglas and Rev. Jeff Stratton officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 51 and VFW Post 1147.

 Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.