James Bernard Bush, Jr.

James Bernand Bush, Jr., 83, departed this life on November 21, 2009, following along illness. Born and raised in Waynesboro, he was the son of James Bernard Bush, Sr. and Grace Plank Bush. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Naval Reserve, and after graduating from Virginia Tech was employed until 1982 by the duPont Company in Martinsville. There he was active in the community and the Calvary Christian Church, but devoted the largest amount of time to the Boys Scouts of America and was Scoutmaster of Troop 75 for many years. After retirement he and his wife moved to Floyd County and were members of the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Willis. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Clinton Bush; two sons, James Clinton Bush and wife Cindy of Newport News and David Crews Bush of Clermont, Florida; two grandsons, Wesley James Bush and wife Hitomi, and Nathan Crews Bush; and one sister, Lou Bush Hersey of Waynesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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