James Lee “Jim” Bush, Sr., 75 of Webster Springs went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 19, 2015 at Webster County Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1939 in Cabin Creek (Kanawha County), the son of the late James A. and Velma C. Deel Bush.
Jim was a United States Army Veteran, a member of Elk Valley Chapel in Cherry Falls, and retired from Island Creek Coal Company, Local 1466. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who worked and took care of his family. He helped a lot of people.
Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years, Xanna J. “Tiny” Brown Bush; sons James lee (wife Jocelyn) Bush, Jr. of Houston, Texas and Johnny Lee Bush of Florida; grandson Torli Alexander Bush (who lived with Jim and Tiny), currently attending WVU in Morgantown; daughter Kathy Ann (husband Marion) Williams of Leetonia, Ohio; brothers Jerry Bush, Donald (wife Nina) Bush, both of Webster Springs, Robert Bush, Charlie (wife Cathy) Bush, both of Rainelle, and Larry Joe Bush of Lakeland, Florida; sisters Edna R. Wilson, Velma Joan (husband Jerry) Meadows, and Dinah Lynn Rhodes, all of Rainelle; 3 granddaughters; 3 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends Harold Hosey, Billy Kimble, and Larry Branscum; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter Rebecca Lynn Bush; brothers Franklin and Jackie Bush; and father and mother-in-law Wilford and Edna McLaine Brown.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Hall and Pastor Doy Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in Little Kanawha Memorial Gardens, Heaters.
Dodd & Reed Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Bush family.