William Leverett Roush
June 21, 1935 – March 20, 2020
William Leverett Roush (Bill), born June 21, 1935, in Parkersburg, West Virginia to Pauline Hamm Roush and Leverett Lee Roush; passed away on March 20, 2020, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, at the age of 84 years. Preceded in death by his mother and father. Survived by his spouse of sixty-two years, Veronica M. Roush, and daughter Ana Pauline Roush, of El Paso, Texas; and daughter Luellen Roush Adair, and her husband William, and grandchildren Carlos and Rakshita Adair, of Plano, Texas. Also survived by brother Paul R. Roush, and his wife, Barbara, of Reedsville, Ohio, and niece Jennifer Roush Dillie, and numerous cousins. Bill grew up in the Pomeroy, Ohio area and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1953. He attended Ohio University, Athens Ohio, for two years and worked as a union carpenter, over-the-road long distance trucker, and in fabrication and assembly of military aircraft for Lockheed Corporation in Los Angeles, California, prior to being drafted for military service in 1957. Bill served in the United States Army beginning with basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and field artillery training in Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. He continued his Army career with Nike-Hercules missile systems in Los Angeles, California, and Thule, Greenland. He continued training at Fort Bliss, Texas, becoming a computer instructor from 1964-1968. He was awarded for his work in research and development in the Safeguard Air Defense System and was selected to collaborate with engineers from the General Electric Company in Syracuse, NY. Bill was Chief Instructor at Abernathy Park, Fort Bliss, Texas from 1972-1975. In December 1975, Bill was transferred to Spangdahlem, Germany and worked with the Hawk Air Defense Artillery as a First Sergeant. Bill concluded his service with the United States Army working with the Patriot Air Defense System. Following his retirement from the United States Army, he continued to serve our nation instructing NATO students on air defense systems. Bill met his wife, Veronica, in Hollywood, California. They were married in 1958. Veronica and his daughters followed him around the United States and in Germany as Bill served his country. They look back on these times with fond memories as a military spouse and military “brats”. Bill had numerous interests and hobbies. He was track reporter for several years in the El Paso, Texas/ Las Cruces, NM, area which indulged his love of sprint car racing. He also greatly enjoyed film and digital photography. Bill was an avid computer enthusiast, from the early Kay-Pro’s to the latest/greatest Microsoft and Apple versions. He was president of the Southwest International Personal Computer Club in El Paso, TX, for many years. A three-time cancer survivor, Bill volunteered for the American Cancer Society, speaking to church and civic groups about cancer awareness. Bill Roush was known for his gentle patience, quiet intelligence, and ready willingness to assist anyone in need. Many called upon Bill for his advice, both professional and personal. Funeral and memorial services for William Leverett Roush are postponed at this time due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. He will be buried with military honors at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Fort Bliss, Texas, at a later date.
- Memorial Service Pending
William Leverett Roush
March 25, 2020
I knew Bill from Church of the Redeemer. I loved visiting with him and enjoyed hearing about his experiences around the world. He was a kind and caring person.
March 25, 2020
We inadvertently omitted that Bill Roush was a proud Son of the American Revolution. A number of years ago he went through a lot of steps and paperwork to receive that formal recognition.
March 23, 2020
My deepest condolences the family. Although I did not know Lou's father, I know I would have loved to have know him. My prayers are sent to Lou, all family members, and friends. My God Bless all of you, and keep you safe.