Johnny Joe Bush
October 27, 1947 – August 4, 2020
Johnny Joe Bush, age 72, of Romance, Arkansas, passed away August 4, 2020. He was born October 27, 1947, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to John H. and Mary L. Bush. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Bush. He graduated Dewey High School in 1966. Mr. Bush was a Vietnam Army Veteran and served from 1966-1969. He graduated with a B.S. in Education from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah Oklahoma in 1975. He also earned his M.A. in public school administration in 1978. Mr. Bush taught junior high and high school math and was an elementary and secondary principal until retirement in 1991. He worked 18 years in the public school systems in Oklahoma, Alaska and Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his Harley. He is survived by his wife, Lois Bush; sons, Jeremy Bush (Brittany) of Claremore, Oklahoma and Michael Bush (Kaliope) of Dewey, Oklahoma; brother, David Bush (Pat) of Ponca City, Oklahoma; sister, Karen Cullison (Bill) of Bartlesville; and by seven grandchildren. Graveside service will be Monday, August 10, at 3:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Park Gazebo, 7401 Hwy 5 North, Alexander. Services can be viewed on Facebook, by joining the livestream at https://www.facebook.com/Pinecrest-Cemetery-178134242211307/ To share a memory of Mr. Bush with his family visit www.pinecrestmemorialpark.com
Monday, August 10, 2020
Johnny Joe Bush
August 10, 2020
Mr. Bush was my 7th grade math teacher. He seemed to really like kids, even hormonal-ridden, smart aleck teenagers. I understood when he taught me and I felt like I was going to be a mathematician and scientist after his class. He had a great sense of humor and I'll always remember him.
Mike and Linda Selby
August 10, 2020
Johnny and Mike were very good friends in school. They joined the service at the same time. We have kept in touch all these years. Wish he could have made it to more reunions. So sorry to hear of his passing.
August 9, 2020
Mr. Bush was my favorite teacher. He walked into class each and every day with these words; “Hello all you good-looking people!” He had such a positive impact on my life. He brightened the days of so many of us. He took the time to make sure we understood what we were doing and didn’t make you feel inadequate if you didn’t get a problem the first time. He truly cared about us. We, the Dewey class of 1985 will truly miss him. I’m so happy we’ve been friends on Facebook and I was able to tell him how much he meant to me. Thank you to the boys and family for sharing him with us! We will be praying for you all!
August 8, 2020
I am part of the Bush family by the marriary of Bob Bush. Bob passed away April 1, 2119. After he passed away Johnny called me every week to make sure I was doing ok. I loved Johnny so much. He made me feel like I was part of the Bush family. The Bush family had a nick for Johnny at was Butch. I will miss Butch so much. Love you Butch!
August 7, 2020
John Bush! For some reason I couldn’t just call him John,
It was always JohnBush.
What a good guy!!
First time I met JohnBush was about 12 years ago. I was fairly new to my pest control tech job.
His address was on my schedule, as I pull up, there was a gate dummy locked. Well out there I couldn’t get a signal on my cell phone. So I decide to go through the gate, after all it’s on my schedule he knows I’m coming. JohnBush met me coming up the porch with a rifle, and told me best thing for me to do was get back in that truck and get off his property. I did so ,as quickly as I could!!
Important lesson for a Newby
Don’t go through the dummy locked gate! My next visit with him went much smoother!!
And many after, ( and it’s a great story to tell the Guys I train)
JohnBush, I’ll think of you and miss our visits, you were one of my favorite stops!!! Lisa Burton
T&O Termite and Pest