1934- 2014 Richard O. Dick Busby II, age 79 of Liberty, passed away in Beaumont, TX on August 16, 2014. Richard was born September 30, 1934 in Hull-Daisetta, son of the late Richard Oliver and Jane Christine West Busby. Dick attended the University of Texas for two years and then finished at Lamar University earning his engineering degree. He served in the U.S. Army. Dick owned and operated Dayton Pipe Co. and Busby Maintenance and Construction Co. since 1946. He served as a Senior and Junior Warden for St. Stephen's as well as a Sunday School teacher and on the vestry. He served on the Texas Association of Business (TAB) Board and was the 1 chairman of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Dick has been the President, Vice President, and the Sec/Treasurer of the Liberty Dayton Chamber of Commerce and was honored in 1984 as the Man of the Year by the Chamber. Dick also served on the Board of Directors of the First Liberty National Bank. He was chairman of Liberty-Dayton Area Managers Association from 1980 to 1981, vice president of Liberty County Industrial Commission, chairman of Liberty County Building Commission and was on the board of directors for the Magna Charta in American Foundation. Dick loved anything to do with the outdoors, including fishing, hunting and golfing. He was an avid reader of the Bible and loved watching football, especially his Texas Longhorns. But he mostly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother; Gary Busby. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of fifty years; Velma Busby of Liberty, sons; Dale Hill and wife Karen of Galveston, TX, Lee Hill and wife Teresa of Liberty, Steve Hill of Liberty, Mike Hill and wife Dawn of Angleton, TX, thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Stephens Episcopal Church, 2041 Trinity St., Liberty, Texas 77575. Services for Richard Oscar Dick Busby will be Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10am at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 2041 Trinity, Liberty, Tx with burial to follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Dayton, TX. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 5pm to 8pm at Allison Funeral Service, 1101 North Travis, Liberty, TX. Condolences can be sent online to www.allisonfuneralservice.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Aug. 20, 2014