Alfred L. Bush
April 10, 1931 – June 22, 2018
“Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” Revelations 2:10 Alfred L. Bush, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Friday, June 22, 2018 at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.
Alfred was born April 10, 1931 in Mason, WV to the late Velma May and William Moodispaugh Bush. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. After serving in the military, he worked for Holston Defense for 30+ years until his retirement. Alfred was instrumental in the forming of the Bethesda Fellowship Church on Stafford Road, which has become the Southern Baptist Children’s Home. He was a long time member of the Sullivan Baptist Church where he participated in the choir and helped with the VBS programs. Alfred also enjoyed working out at the Great Body Company and spending time with friends at the Breakfast Club at Hardees. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. His grandson, Alex, was the apple of his eye.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Agnes Bush, his parents Velma May and William Moodispaugh Bush, and his brothers William “Red” Bush, Herbert Lee Bush, and Charles Bush.
Those left to cherish his memories are his son Randy Bush and wife Susan, daughter Sandy Wolfe and husband Jerry, grandson Alex Bush, brother Leonard Bush, sister Marjorie Neal and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Sunday June 24, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Sullivan Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow at 6:00pm with Pastor Jeff Strong, Pastor Andy Coffman, and Pastor Paul Overbay officiating.
Graveside services will be held on Monday June 25, 2018 at 10:00am at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Hope. Military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 3/265.
In lieu of flowers, it was Alfred’s wishes for memorial contributions to be made to the Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport, TN 37660.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the staff of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center for the care they provided to Alfred.
Online condolences may be made to the Bush family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Bush family.
- Agnes Bush, His Loving Wife of 63 Years - deceased
- Randy Bush & wife Susan, Son
- Sandy Wolfe & husband Jerry, Daughter
- Alex Bush, Grandson
- Velma May & William Moodispaugh Bush, Parents - deceased
- Leonard Bush, Brother
- William "Red" Bush, Herbert Lee Bush, Charles Bush, Brothers - deceased
- Marjorie Neal, Sister
- Nieces & Nephews, Many
Sullivan Baptist Church Building Fund
5152 Maplewood Street, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660
- Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, June 24, 2018
- Graveside Service Monday, June 25, 2018
Alfred L. Bush
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July 4, 2018
Just remembering things about uncle Alfred that I had long ago forgotten. I know Sandy, Jerry, Randy, Susan and Alex will all miss him terribly. Know I do; and goodness knows I wasn't around him near enough.....I know his favorite topic was God and heaven....and he is rejoicing in his homecoming there. Maybe he was met by those many relatives we lost over the many years....please know I am here if you need me for anything...
Welcome home Al Bush!!!!!!!!!!!
June 28, 2018
This world has lost a kind and gentle soul and heaven has another angel. Mr. Bush was such a sweet man. He always showed his faith in God without hesitation. How happy our Lord must be to have his faithful servant with him now. Mr. Bush was always so kind to me. He told me stories that not only entertained me but inspired me to be a better person. Every time I saw him he made me smile. I will miss him.
June 25, 2018
Rejoice Dad! You now have a Heavenly body. Heaven gained a faithful servant. I will see you again. I Love you Pap! Randy