OBITUARY

Benjamin Franklin Bush

November 11, 1942June 11, 2019
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Benjamin Franklin Bush, age 76, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Benjamin was born November 11, 1942. A loving husband, father grandfather and great grandfather. A Longshoreman by trade who worked as a Checker and Forklift Operator. He coached girls softball for over 25 years in Saraland. Preceded in death by his first wife Bonnie Burkett Bush and sister Patricia Bush Brune. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thompson, daughters, Diane Bush (Randy) Little, Lisa Bush Howell, Susie Bush Williams, Stacy Bush (Dewayne) Capps. Grandchildren, Chase Howell-Nicole, Ryan Little, Morgan Middleton-Scott, Dulan Miller-Chalyn, Hannah Little, Courtney Williams, Darby Miller, six great grandkids, stepson Shane Funke, Catherine & stepdaughter Kirby Gates-Matt & August Gates. A visitation for Benny will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Satsuma, 5600 Old Hwy 43, Satsuma, AL. Following the visitation will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at radneyfuneralome-saraland.com for the Bush family. In lieu of flowers the family suggest you consider St. Jude Children's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/give.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019

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Pete Bru

June 15, 2019

Benny, my Friend, was a good man. I have many Great memories of Benny working with him on the Docks. Always ready and willing to help anyone in need. He had a heart of Compassion...We'll miss you Benny and we'll all see you again Soon as we're reunited in the Very Presence of God, Together, Forever.......................................

Gail Guy-Marsh

June 13, 2019

My deepest condolences to Benny’s family. I remember visiting with him whenever Jim and I would get to Mobile. May he Rest In Peace.

Christy Cofield

June 13, 2019

Mr Bush would come get me for softball practice on his motorcycle. He was the absolute sweetist man.

Grace Edwards/Burkett

June 13, 2019

I've known Benny for way over 50yrs. and he was always the same one day as the next and the best uncle to my children . You will be missed so you go now Benny and rest.

Mickie Lowe

June 13, 2019

Sending sincere condolences to my cousins in the loss of their Dad, my Uncle Benny. I will always remember the times we would come to stay the night or visit at Christmas and Thanksgiving. Uncle Benny was always like a gentle giant. He will be greatly missed. I love you all so much and will be praying for you during this difficult time.















Patricia Castleberry

June 13, 2019

Dear Friends, my heart is saddened by this news. Bennie was indeed a good husband, father & grandfather. We were friends for many years and not only shared a friendship with him but his extended family also, all of which are friends still today. My prayer for all of you is that the many wonderful memories you share will overshadow your heartache and pain. Love you.

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Biography

Benjamin Franklin Bush, age 76, of Saraland, Alabama passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2019. Benjamin was born November 11, 1942. A loving husband, father grandfather and great grandfather. A Longshoreman by trade who worked as a Checker and Forklift Operator. He coached girls softball for over 25 years in Saraland.
Preceded in death by his first wife Bonnie Burkett Bush and sister Patricia Bush Brune. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thompson, daughters, Diane Bush (Randy) Little, Lisa Bush Howell, Susie Bush Williams, Stacy Bush (Dewayne) Capps. Grandchildren, Chase Howell-Nicole, Ryan Little, Morgan Middleton-Scott, Dulan Miller-Chalyn, Hannah Little, Courtney Williams, Darby Miller, six great grandkids, stepson Shane Funke, Catherine & stepdaughter Kirby Gates-Matt & August Gates.
A visitation for Benny will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Satsuma, 5600 Old Hwy 43, Satsuma, AL. Following the visitation will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at radneyfuneralome-saraland.com for the Bush family.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest you consider St. Jude Children's Hospital, https://www.stjude.org/give.