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Maymead icon B.K. Mount dies at 81

B.K. ‘Bud’ Mount passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014. He was born on January 2, 1933 in Mountain City, Tennessee, the son of the late Wiley Brown Mount and the late Mary Hamilton Vaught Mount. He attended Johnson County High School and graduated from Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia. Bud attended the University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University before joining the family business.
As a young man, Bud worked on the Maymead Farm and after college was in charge of the Maymead Block plant in Boone, North Carolina for 25 years. In 1980 he advocated that the company go into the asphalt and road paving business. At the passing of his uncle, Mr. J.B. Mount, Bud Mount became the president of Maymead, Inc. His main interest over the years was his business, Maymead.
In earlier years, he also belonged to the Rotary Club in Boone, North Carolina and was a member of the Taylorsville Masonic Lodge #243 F&AM, Scottish Rite and the Shriners Jericho Temple. He was a member of the Tennessee Road Builders Association and the North Carolina Aggregate Association.
A full obituary can be found on page B2 of today’s Tomahawk.