Bobby Ray Bush

Bobby Ray Bush

Bobby Ray Bush, 89, of Red Boiling Springs, passed away on Oct. 21 at his residence.

Funeral services were conducted on Oct. 23 from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, with Joel Chappell, Jr., and Jackie Rich officiating. Interment followed in Whitley Cemetery, with full military honors by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Red Boiling Springs First Baptist Church and the coffee drinkers. Active pallbearers were Fay Etheridge, Larry Cole, Charles Sutton, Joe Sutton, Pete Sutton, Chris Roberts, Lannie Newberry and Gary Wilkerson.

Bobby was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Macon County, one of 13 siblings born to the late Oscar and Olene Allen Bush.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: his sisters, Sue Carol Bilbrey, Joan Pickerell, Charlene Bean, Sandra Bush; and his brothers, Fay Bush, Billy Bush, Paul David Bush, Tommy Bush and Kenneth Bush.

On Dec. 24, 1954, he married Agnes Carter, who survives. They shared almost 65 years together.

Bobby was 20 years old when he was drafted in the United States Army, and he served as a Medic in the Korean War.

He worked at various service stations, including the Gulf station and Roberts Brothers.

He was the last founding member of the Red Boiling Springs Fire Department.

Bobby was a truck driver for J.B. Cassetty Lumber Mill and a member of the Red Boiling Springs First Baptist Church.

In addition to his devoted wife, survivors include: sisters and brother-in-law, Peggy Bush of Red Boiling Springs, Mary Hudson of Red Boiling Springs, Beverly (and Randel) Gregory of Red Boiling Springs; and sisters-in-law, Christine Carter of Lafayette and Betty (and Charles) Carver of Old Hickory.

Arrangements were entrusted to Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.