OBITUARY

Johnnie BUSH Jr.

December 18, 1934March 31, 2021
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Mr. Johnnie Bush was born on December 18, 1934 in Longview, Texas. He was the son of the late, Mr. Johnnie Bush, Sr., and Mrs. Eula Mae Bush.

In 1953, he graduated from Gladewater High School and then went to Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. In 1956, he enlisted in the Air force and was stationed at Lackland Air Force Base. It was while stationed at Perrin Air Force Base in Denison, TX that he met and married Clara Adams. During his 25 year career in the USAF, he specialized and became an Aircraft Technician. He was trained to maintain the F-84 and F-102, fighter/reconnaissance aircraft. He also worked on the F-86, B-57 Bomber and was the Flight Line Supervisor for the F-5’s and the T-38’s, the U.S. aircraft flown from the Philippines to South Korea to act as the aggressor Air Force in exercises for UN Forces in the Republic of Korea. Johnnie also made three trips to the war zone in Vietnam. Master Sergeant Johnnie Bush and wife Clara Bush raised seven children while travelling extensively. His tour of duty in the military required he and his family to move to places near and far. The family travelled to places such as Amarillo, Texas; Florida, New Hampshire, and the Philippines, to name a few. He retired in 1981 after a long and successful career in the military.

After his career in the military, Johnnie and Clara made Marshall, TX their home. In 1983, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in Marshall, TX where he worked until his second retirement some 16 years later. Johnnie remained in Marshall, TX until he moved to Carrollton, TX with family in November 2020.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mandone and O.C. Green; both parents, Johnnie Bush Sr., and Eula Mae Bush; his wife, Clara Bush; his aunt, Clara Green; his three uncles, (T.D Green, Willie Green and Grady Green); his son, Ronald Stancell; and two grandsons, Shawn and Jarrell Stancell.

Left to cherish his memory, his son, Darrell (Jeannie) Stancell; and his five daughters, Hattie (James) Donald of Ft. Worth, Texas; Margie Stancell of Mesquite, Texas; Anita (Mike) Isaacson of Carrollton, Texas; Scharlene Bush of Aubrey, Texas and Johnetta Bush of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren, Eddie Blacknell, III; Telisha (James) Mays, Darrell Stancell, Jr., Ralph Dixon, Kenyon Dixon, Kason Stancell, Jackie Isaacson, Airiel Isaacson, Jonathon Bush, Jasmyne Bush, England Davis, Jared Stancell, and Crystal Isaacson; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

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Stephanie Macomber

April 8, 2021

Johnny was my mailman for many years. We got to know each other pretty well since I had a really big dog. Johnny was such a treat to be around, we played darts together many times at the American Legion and Elk's Lodge. I will miss him. RIP

Morgan Scott

April 8, 2021

My grandmother, Julia Morgan, knew your family well. She loved Ms. Eula Mae and always took her chocolate covered cherries for Christmas. I am sure she knew some of you as well. My grandmother died in 2006. My prayers are with your family during this time.

Tamara Gant

April 7, 2021

We will miss you, Mr. Bush. Thank you for ALWAYS being a " stand-up" MAN and an example for us all.

LeAnn Mariano

April 4, 2021

Every time you came into the legion, you called me “tender”. And always had a huge smile on your face. You will be missed dearly J.B. And thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Milton Fisher

April 3, 2021

RIP Sir. Many fun memories. Both Air Force Force Retired.

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