Bush, Jessie Roy -
Manchester - Funeral services for Mr. Jessie Roy Bush, age 88, of Manchester, will be conducted at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Coffee County Funeral Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Fredonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at the funeral home. Mr. Bush passed from this life on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.
Roy was born in Manchester, TN to the late Will and Ruby Bush. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Roy was a member of New Union Church of Christ where he served as an Elder for many years. He was an educator in the school system for over 30 years, with 23 years as the Westwood Elementary School principal. Roy loved fishing when he was younger, gardening, bird watching, and traveling. Family was very important to Roy. He was a very loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Roy is also preceded in death by one son-in-law, Mike Lillis; six brothers, Flavy, Clayton, Cornie, Dewey, Lloyd, and Dudley Bush; three sisters, Chestel Lafever, Lura Dell Fagan, and Tessie Joy Sherrill. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Wilma Bush; one son, David Bush (LeeAnn); one daughter, JoAnne Sorrell (Jim) chosen family member Dwayne Fulks (Glenna); eight grandchildren, Kirsten Bush, Landon Bush (Rachel), Kevin Lillis, Chelsea Bush (fiancé Logan Ison), Erin Eudaly (Stewart), Andrew Fulks, Parker Bush (Devan), and Shelly Fulks; four great-grandchildren, Kendall Bush, Hali Bush, Patrick Eudaly, and Shae Bush.
Coffee County Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Bush family.
Lisa J. Stamper says:
Mr. Bush lived his life in Christ and he and Mrs. Bush reared their children to love God and family. His daughter, Jo, practices his calm demeanor, but his dry wit was incomparable. I am grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Bush for their thoughtfulness of others, especially me. May God comfort the hearts who miss him and receive Mr. Bush with open arms in heaven.
What a precious man he was! I know he has touched so many lives in so many ways. Love him and Mrs. Wilma very much. So very sad to hear of his passing. Praying for the family. Love and hugs, Carol Davis and family
Frances Simmons says:
Mrs. Wilma, this was one precious man. He served our Manchester City School System with pride and honor. We, the employees and the school children thought so much of him when he was the principal at Westwood Elementary School.
Lee Lynn Crowell says:
What an example he lived and how many lives he touched! Prayers for the family. May you feel God's arms of love enfold you
Butch Lewis says:
Mr. Bush was one of the kindness, most gentle and honorable man that I have ever known. He was my high school civics teacher and one of my favorite instructors. Later in life a good friend. I'm so sad to learn of his passing. May his soul have ever lasting peace.
Jane Clouse says:
My thoughts and prayers are with you
at this time.Roy was a good man ,a good friend.He will be missed
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786 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355