Smith Memory Chapel

755 Atlanta Hwy., Se, Winder, GA


Michael "Mike" Bush

February 10, 1958September 6, 2019

Michael “Mike” Gino Bush age 61 of Winder, passed away Friday September 6, 2019. Mike was a graduate of Altus High School in Altus Oklahoma. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1977 until 1984 and continued to serve until his passing. Mike was a volunteer for The Barrow County Veterans Resource Center where he helped hundreds of veterans and their families. He was a firefighter and EMT with Alpharetta and Dawson fire departments for 16 years and most recently worked with the Barrow County School System in the maintenance department. Mike loved to serve and was a member of The Statham American Legion Post # 163, a lifetime member of AMVETS and a member of The Barrow County CERT Team. He was preceded in death by his parents, Evern Eugene and Helga Engel Bush. Mike is survived by his loving wife Sandra Bush of Winder; a son, Justin Bush of Cleveland; three daughters, Samantha Davis of Still Water, OK, Michelle Bush of Omaha, NE and Melissa Hilliard (Nick) of San Antonio, TX; three brothers, Everett Bush (Cindy) of Corpus Christie, TX, Cody Bush (Jennifer) of Kingman, AZ and Timothy Roe of TN; a sister, Jackie Ferguson of TN; two step-sons, Brandon and Tanner French of Winder; seven Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his special little buddy, Benjamin. A celebration of Mike’s life will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday September 14, 2019 at The Statham American Legion with Chaplain Pat Buchanan officiating. A reception will be held following the service at the legion. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA is in charge of the arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, September 14, 2019


Michael "Mike" Bush

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Rene Oldham

September 14, 2019

I only knew Mike for a year through the Winder Veterans resource center but during that short time, I saw his compassion for Helping fellow veterans in need. He had a great sense of humor and will be missed by so many including his dog Keira. Rest in peace Mike.

LaRee Gomez

September 13, 2019

I came to know Mike during our training in the Barrow County CERT and then later with my son's JROTC. I always enjoyed talking with him. Last we spoke, we were talking about how my son and I could help veterans. Mike you gave so much, to so many. You will be missed. Rest easy my friend.

Jon Spangler

September 11, 2019

I worked with Mike at the Resource Center in Winder and knew him as a wonderful, caring man. He will be surely missed.
God Speed.

Virginia Palmer

September 10, 2019

Mike was a good man and an amazing veteran. He helped some many fellow veterans during their time of need and struggles. I volunteered with him at the Barrow County Veterans Resource Center in 2017-2018. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for his family and his friends.
RIP Mike
Your friend, Virginia Palmer

John Sliman

September 9, 2019

Nov. 10, 2017 at Yargo Elementary School , Veterans Day celebration. Mike was giving a plaque to the student that collected the most can goods and food for the Veterans Resource Center Food Pantry. Amvets Post 12 Honor Guard and Amvets Riders Chapter 12 were honored Veteran Guest at the event.