O. D. Bush

September 2, 1926June 20, 2013

O. D. Bush, 86, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

Mr. Bush was born and raised in Colquitt, GA. He retired as a self-employed engraver working exclusively for Frost Cutlery. He was also a US Army veteran and a member of the Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his son, Kurt (Donna) Bush of Greensboro, NC; daughter, Karen (Ronnie) Fairrington of High Point, NC; grandchildren, John (Ashley) Bush, Edward Bush, Travis (Kim) Fairrington, Amber (Chris) Neal and Drew Fairrington; step-daughter, Vickie Hagan and her husband, Louis Prosterman; step-son, Jeff Hagan; two step grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and beloved cat, Scout.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Onlice Drew and Dolly Edna Bush; first wife, Doris Jones Bush; second wife, Joan Arnold Bush; brother, Ed Bush; and sisters, Vera Budke and June Kimbrel.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

A Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Wayland Stewart officiating. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory, and Florist. 404 South Moore Road.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2013
  • Memorial Service Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Vickie Hagan

July 18, 2013

I am glad Joan and O.D. are together again.

Doug and Connie Arnold

June 24, 2013

With deepest sympathy--

Pat Mortorano

June 24, 2013

O.. D. was married to my aunt Joan Arnold Hagan Bush, who had also passed away recently. I know he wanted to be with her and now they are once again together. When my mother, Betty Ballew (O.D.'s sister in law) was ill with cancer, Joan and O. D. were at the nursing home for days on end. I will always be grateful for that. He will always have a big place in my heart. His dry sense of humor kept us all laughing.

Sadly missed by all. . . Pat Ballew Shackelford Mortorano

Sheila Clark

June 22, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of O.D. He was such a kind sweet man as well as Joan Bush. They were my patients since 2003..... The always wanted to know how I was doing, before we could continue with their appointments. I hear lots of cat stories.... Very sweet family...So sorry or your loss