Thomas Marion Danforth (Bud), age 85, of Marietta died Saturday, Sept 28. His funeral will be Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. at the Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home, 180 Church Street N.E. in Marietta. The family will receive friends for viewing at 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, with U. S. Marine Corp Military Honors. Born in Augusta, he graduated from Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina and then attended Georgia Tech where he played football for both. He then served in the U.S. Marine Corp, had a career in insurance sales and retired as a postal carrier. Survived by his wife, Sherry Danforth of Marietta; daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Tom Charron; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jorge Antona; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Tracey Danforth; son and daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Danforth; son, Greg Danforth; son, John Danforth; son, Thomas Danforth; 13 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.