TERRY ALLEN BUSH(1948 - 2014)

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the Lord called home a great American. He was a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend and a 27-year retired US Army Viet Nam Veteran. His name was Terry Allen Bush. He was born Oct. 5, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan. He graduated from Turner High School in 1966. In addition, he graduated from National University with a degree in Business Administration. His military career spanned two tours in Viet Nam, Germany, and as a Drill Instructor at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He further served the military at the Kansas National Guard Armory in Kansas City, Kan., as a Tech Sergeant and then a scheduling executive. He served as a CMC (Citizen Military Committee) Board Advisor until his health prevented him from attending the necessary board meetings. When his schedule allowed, he coached and umpired baseball games in Wyandotte County for a number of years. He professed his faith in Jesus as Lord and Savior at Cornerstone Baptist Church of Muncie, Kan. Jesus was important to Terry. At one time he considered the call to full time ministry. He was a life time member of VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), the American Legion Post # 327, and DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Left to morn him are sons, Terry (TJ) (Khristina) Bush of Edwardsville, Kan., and TJ's mother, Pat, sons, Joel and Eric Hambleton, daughter, Missy Kolander, wife and mother, Linda Bush of Basehor, Kan., brother, James (Pam) Bush of Blue Springs, Mo., sisters, Judy Whitworth of Edwards, Mo., Mary Ann (Gary) Bittle of Worland, Mo., Deb Loomis of Kansas City, Mo. He also leaves 15 grandchildren, 32 nieces and nephews, and friends, co-workers and military veterans and first responders whom he loved dearly and thanked them every time he had a chance. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Stella Whitworth, Bud (W.L.) Bush, brothers, William Ike Whitworth, and Eddie M. Whitworth. The family wish to express our extreme thanks to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Center. Their help and guidance has been invaluable to not only Terry, but to the entire family. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan. Instead of flowers, memorial contributions to Wounded Warriors, of Terry's. Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com Arr.: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., (913) 621-6400. Porter Funeral Homes and Crematory

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Porter Funeral Home
1835 Minnesota Avenue Kansas City, KS 66102
(913) 621-6400

Published in Kansas City Star on Apr. 2, 2014