OBITUARY

Freddie James Bush

March 5, 1950February 6, 2021
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Freddie James Bush was born on March 5, 1950 to Elvie B. Bush and Callie Lillie LaPrade-Bush in Christian County, Kentucky. He graduated from Christian County High School in 1969. From there he went to Dayton, Ohio and lived near his aunt Bobbie Pettigrew and worked different jobs. He returned to Hopkinsville and purchased a small home. In 1977, he worked as a janitor for the Kentucky school system and retired after 20 years. His mother passed in 1993 while living in Texas. In 2000, he sold his home and moved to Killeen, Texas to be closer to his sister, Teresa McVicker and her family. During his time in Texas he had a successful janitorial and lawn care service while also working as a crossing guard for Killeen Independent School District. He was able to purchase his home in 2014. His favorite poem was Invictus by William E. Henry, which he memorized in middle school with the encouragement of his teacher and for the rest of his life he could recite it on command. The poem expresses overcoming the trials that life brings and coming out on the other side even stronger. Freddie had a love for Westerns, as well as, playing checkers and pool. He passed on February 6, 2021 at AdventHealth Central Texas Hospital from pneumonia and kidney failure after a short hospital stay. Gone but not forgotten. He leaves behind a sister, Teresa McVicker, and a niece, Sarah McVicker, cousins, aunts, uncles, and beloved friends.

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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Minister Deborah Reynolds Collins

February 23, 2021

Mr.Fred you will always be loved ❤ and missed may you rest now sleep my friend sleep friends for life much love always miss Deborah

Jesse Trice

February 23, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about my cuisine Fred. My sincere condolences.

I remember so many conversations I had with Fred during the times we spent in Hopkinsville. He always gave me and my brother positive inspiration and helped me shoot for the stars! He will be missed!

Shirley Nance Shelton

February 22, 2021

Teresa, I am sorry to hear of Fred's passing. I am so glad that Fred and you all were able to visit me in Hopkinsville a few years ago. I really enjoyed talking about past times. Fred, Cookie, Pee Wee, Delman, Larry, Frankie, and James Richard were always together enjoying being cousins. They would gather in our living room and imitate famous R&B stars. It was always hilarious! It's a blessing to have all of Aunt Joycie's "Babies" as cousins. I enjoyed seeing the pictures. I love you all and may God hold and keep you each day. LOVE YOU

Cajun moma Barkins

February 21, 2021

Fred was my friend for ten yrs or more.he use to take me to store he love my Cajun cooking also. I moved to arkansas and he called me bout 7mos ago . Rest fred you help everyone in killeen at the school to.will be miss

Jackie Early

February 15, 2021

Hello my name is Jackie I'm from Atlanta and I moved to Killeen with my daughter in 2015 and started working at Black Meg restaurant and that's where I meet Mr.Fred..... I didn't know no one here so he sort of help me out.
I remember in 2017 that I wanted to get my driving license and he was with me through it all..... I am truly going to missed talking to him.....My sincere condolences to his family... Love Ms.Jackie🙏🏼

Thelma Moore

February 12, 2021

Edward and I always enjoyed being in Fred's presence. He was such a pleasant and cheerful person. God bless his family. We send our love. Edward and Thelma Moore, Hopkinsville, KY.

Erica Cain

February 10, 2021

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am really happy we were all able to share Thanksgiving and Christmas together this year. Watching Fred knocked out on the sofa sleep after he filled his belly was a good sight. I am gonna miss Fred enjoying my food.

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