Richard Donald Bush, Sr., age 72 of Sumiton, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Donald Bush and his mother, Gloria Nell Bush.
He is survived by his son, Richard Donald Bush, Jr. (Rose); brother, Mark A. Bush, Sr. (Linda); his aunt, Phyllis Short; close cousin and friend, Bibby Bailey.
Richard was born at home in Graysville, Alabama on January 14, 1948. He graduated from Marietta High School and then went into the U.S. Army. He served in the U.S. Army twice from 1966 through 1975. Richard served as an Air Traffic Controller for many years. Richard was a loving father, family member and friend who will be greatly missed.
Burial will be at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:15 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.
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