Alfred Busby, Jr. June 20, 1943 - May 29, 2014 DOWAGIAC - Alfred Louis Busby, Jr., 70, of Scottsdale, Arizona, formerly of Dowagiac, died peacefully Thursday, May 29, 2014 in his residence in the presence of those whom he loved and who loved him. He was born June 20, 1943 in Jones, Michigan to Alfred and Wydennia (Jeffries) Busby. His parents preceded him in death, as did two brothers, Theodore "Larry" Bass and Milan "Mike" Bass. Al joined the U.S. Army just after graduating from high school and served honorably for six years. He enjoyed golfing. He was especially proud of his 1967 Camaro, and was fairly successful with it at the drag strip. He was gifted at many things. Al had been a commercial artist with his own business, Center Studio in Benton Harbor. He was a self taught carpenter. Al was full of life and a lot of fun. He was the kind of man that people enjoyed meeting. Alfred will be greatly missed by family and friends. He leaves to mourn his passing, two daughters, Angela Watkins of Mishawaka, Indiana and Michelle Kline of Dowagiac, Michigan; three sons, Ricky Lee Busby of Switzerland, Billy Busby and Bobby Busby, both of Dowagiac, Michigan; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Myrna Copley of Villa Rica, Georgia, twins, Sharon (Reverend Norman) Tubbs of Cassopolis and Shirley Lawson of Statesville, North Carolina, and Chineeta Sanders of Union, Michigan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Family and friends will gather Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. for a Celebration of Life in Calvin Community Chapel Church, 18770 Mt. Zion Street, Cassopolis, with the Reverend Russell Haines officiating. Mr. Busby's remains will be laid to rest in Calvin Community Cemetery. Local arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 25, 2014