William Mitthias Boushka, Sr.

August 21, 1925October 14, 2020

WILLIAM “BILL” BOUSHKA SR, age 95, of Smiths Station, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. A Celebration of Bill’s Life Graveside Service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:30 AM in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Hwy 165, Ft. Mitchell, AL. Due to COVID-19, guests are required to wear mask and practice Social Distancing.

Bill was born August 21, 1925 in Kane, Illinois where after graduating High School in 1943, he was drafted into the Military but instead enlisted in the Navy and served his country proudly until 1946. Bill was able to attend the University of Missouri and graduated in 1950 with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was employed in Tennessee and Ohio before being transferred to Columbus, Georgia as the Plant Engineer at Tom’s Foods until his retirement. His first marriage to Lorna Shanks was blessed with three children. His marriage in May of 1975 to Barbara Langley gained two Daughters. They enjoyed many years together before Barbara’s death in 2015. He loved to exercise and walk with his K9 companion Boomer. Bill was a good, gentle, humble, and kind Man. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Beloved wife Barbara Keel BOUSHKA; daughter Nancy A BOUSHKA; father Charles BOUSHKA; mother Jennie Hildred BOUSHKA.; sister Helen Harris and brother Delbert BOUSHKA; preceded Bill in death. He is survived by son William Matthias Boushka, Jr (Elaine); daughter Susan Boushka Royer (Dalton); daughter Kay Fairer; and daughter Carol Duke (Don); granddaughter Katherine Aurora Callahan (Michael), grandson Joshua Elizondo (Michelle), grandson Alex Boushka (Jennifer), grandson Matthew Boushka (Miriam), grandson Michael Boushka (Susan), grandson Andrew Boushka, granddaughter Haley Boushka, granddaughter Michelle Bridgewater (Nathan), granddaughter Chelsea Boushka, granddaughter Emma Boushka, grandson Will Segraves, grandson Bryan Segraves (Abby), grandson Tripp Duke (Morgan), granddaughter Lauren Duke (Chris), Seventeen great-grandchildren; adored K9 Companion Boomer and nephew Steve Harris; other family members and many friends.

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  • Charles BOUSHKA, Father (deceased)
  • Jennie Hildred BOUSHKA, Mother (deceased)
  • Barbara Keel BOUSHKA, Beloved Wife (deceased)
  • Nancy A BOUSHKA, Daughter (deceased)
  • Helen Harris, Sister (deceased)
  • Delbert BOUSHKA, Brother (deceased)
  • William Matthias Boushka, Jr (Elaine), Son
  • Susan Boushka Royer (Dalton), Daughter
  • Kay Fairer, Daughter
  • Carol Duke (Don), Daughter
  • Katherine Aurora Callahan (Michael), Granddaughter
  • Joshua Elizondo (Michelle), Grandson
  • Alex Boushka (Jennifer), Grandson
  • Matthew Boushka (Miriam), Grandson
  • Michael Boushka (Susan), Grandson
  • Andrew Boushka, Grandson
  • Haley Boushka, Granddaughter
  • Michelle Bridgewater (Nathan), Granddaughter
  • Chelsea Boushka, Granddaughter
  • Emma Boushka, Granddaughter
  • Will Segraves, Grandson
  • Bryan Segraves (Abby), Grandson
  • Tripp Duke (Morgan), Grandson
  • Lauren Duke (Chris), Granddaughter
  • Seventeen, Great-Grandchildren
  • Steve Harris, Nephew
  • Boomer, K9 Companion

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  • Celebration of Life Graveside service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


William Mitthias Boushka, Sr.

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Beverly Terry

October 16, 2020

We will certainly miss this sweet man in Smiths Station, but it is hard to be sad knowing that he is rejoicing with our Savior! For a brief time, he and Ms. Barbara attended a Bible study with me and impacted my life in ways they never knew! I still remember -and cherish - things they taught me ,or just said in passing, that meant so much! I will always love that he often reminded me that I’m a “child of the King”!❤️

Tommy and Gayle Henderson

October 16, 2020

I hate so much that this COVID thing hampered our efforts to visit Bill, but, there is no doubt that he is at the feet of Jesus and celebrating his reunion with family and friends! He is very special to the Henderson family and we have many fond memories of he and Barbara in those times of melancholy and remembrance. We love ya'll!

Mary John Smith

October 16, 2020

Bill was married for many years to my dear cousin, Barbara, and our whole family loved, admired and respected him. I have never met a more compassionate, smarter and more loving man. My deepest condolences go to Bill’s family and friends and to his loved canine friend, Boomer. With love to all of the family, Mary John Smith, Charlottesville, Virginia


October 16, 2020

I remember Bill as a soft-spoken and calm man in all situations. Losing someone that you love is very difficult and I will pray for peace and healing for each and every one of you. I am so very sorry for your loss.


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