Joseph W Bussey Jr.

January 17, 1926November 26, 2013

Joseph W. Bussey, Jr., 87, of Wichita Falls passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, December 2, 2013 at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend David Bishop of Southwest Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park. No formal visitation is scheduled. Mr. Bussey was born January 17, 1926 in Wichita Falls to Joseph W. Bussey, Sr. and Annie (May) Bussey as was a lifetime resident. He married Beulah Avon Burns on June 4, 1949 in Henrietta, TX. He was Presbyterian by faith. Mr. Bussey was a World War II veteran serving in the U. S. Army from 1944 until 1947. Mr. Bussey owned and operated a TV repair business, laid carpet, worked as a cleaner at Nobby Cleaners and was a custodian at Midwestern State University for 16 years until his retirement in 1988. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Beulah, who died April 22, 1986; sisters, Juanita Lee (2007), Yvonne Litteken (2002), Rebekah Harmon (1992) and Ruth Bussey (1997); half siblings, Autie Bussey and Pauline Bussey. Survivors include his children, Cathy Thomas and husband Ron of Whitney, TX, Joseph W. Bussey, III and wife, Natalie of Lubbock, TX and Margaret Bussey of Wichita Falls; grandchildren, Jonathan Thomas of Nashville, TN, Stephanie Wood and husband, David of Lubbock and Michael Bussey of Pampa, TX; great grandchildren, Trenton, Taylor, Samuel, Aubrey and Austin Wood all of Lubbock. In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests memorial donations to the Humane Society of Wichita County, 4360 Old Iowa Park Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76305.


  • Funeral Service Monday, December 2, 2013

Joseph W Bussey Jr.

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Bonnie Chapman

December 1, 2013

Cathy and Margaret and all the rest of the family, our hearts are with you and we pray for comfort for you. We love you and God loves you.
Bonnie and Richard Chapman

Alice Hudson(Harmon)

December 1, 2013

To the family of my uncle, J.W. Bussey, Jr.:
My family and I want to express our heartfelt sympathies to everyone. Although he lived a long life, we are never really ready to let our loved ones go. During my childhood and young teenage years, I remember what a funny man he could be, but just as serious too. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy, Alice and Matt, Gary and Lora Whitaker

December 1, 2013

Margaret, I was so sorry to hear about your father.
Paul Stillson

November 30, 2013

A few of my favorites were:
The time me you and grandpa went to Stanley's to get beanie burgers we rode in his truck and I we got to enjoy three generations of Bussey enjoying the same thing. And of course the time grandpa and I had the burping contest, I'm not real sure who started it but grandpa was clearly the winner!!
Also dad I only remember a little of it but the time we went fishing and I was using the red pole with the bait clicker on it I wanted to see if I had a fish so bad that I keep asking grandpa and you if I could real in my line and y'all both said not until it clicks, so I keep trying to make it click so I could check.

Michael Bussey