Jesse Edgar Bush, 85, of River Road, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Four Seasons Retirement Center.
Jesse was born August 20, 1929, in Shelby County, Indiana, the son of Wade Alvin and Emma Nugent Bush. He married Dorothy McMillan January 8, 1949.
Jesse was employed as a machinist at Cummins Engine Co., retiring in 1994 after 49 years of service. He volunteered at Hilltop Christian Camp.
He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting. Jesse also enjoyed bowling, photography and camping along with building and flying model airplanes when he was younger.
The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13, 2015, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Wright officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Shelby County Veterans Honor Guard with Mark Bush playing Taps. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Friday. Burial will be at Lewis Creek Baptist Cemetery in Shelby County.
Memorial contributions may be made to Love Chapel or Mission Resource International through the funeral home.
Survivors include his daughters, Sherry (Kenneth) Howell of Delta, Colorado, and Kimberly (Paul) Hoffman of Columbus; grandchildren, Dana Cooper, Michele Butler, Christina Dishaw, Mark Bush, JC Bush, Matt Bush, Sarah Akemon, Rachel Akemon; Kirsten Hoffman, Jaclyn Hoffman and Emily Hoffman; and great-grandchildren, Devan Ruble, Logan Cooper, Emily Butler, Aaron Cooper-Valdez, Micah Cooper-Sponsellor, Logan Bush, Amelia Bush, Corbin Bush, Michael Bush, Alexander Bush, Dakota Bush, Ethan Bush and Jaylin Ballard.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; a son, Michael Edgar Bush; brothers, Pete and Morris Bush; and a sister, Mary Thompson.
You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.