Antonio Alberto "Bud" Romero, Jr
April 12, 1959 ~ February 21, 2023
Antonio Alberto “Bud” Romero, Jr, 63, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on February 21, 2023. Bud was born on April 12, 1959 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After graduating from Las Cruces High School, where he was a State Champion All District football player, he went on to continue his football and educational career at New Mexico State University, where he was a four year letterman. Bud then embarked on a successful career in sales. Bud later obtained his Master’s Degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University. In 1998, Bud met his soulmate, Mary Jo, and it was love at first sight. A wonderful and devoted father to his children, Jessica, Matt, Nick, and Trey, along with his adoring grandson, Caden, Bud would tell you himself his life was completely fulfilled. Although his family was the most important thing to him, his reach extended far beyond those blessed enough to share a home with him. Throughout the many years of coaching youth sports, teaching junior achievement, or simply helping strangers at every chance he had, Bud’s love and guidance made an immeasurable impact on everyone that came into his life. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, his four children, Jessica, Matthew, Nickolas, and Trey, and the light of his life, his grandson, Caden. A celebration of life service will be held at Western Hills Church, 7565 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209 on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Visitation will be from 10-12, with the service following from 12-1. Services conducted by Compassion Funeral & Cremation Services, 6949 Charlotte Pike, Suite 104, Nashville, TN 37209. (615) 857-9955. We are proud to be locally owned and operated.