George Roush

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George E. "Big Red" Roush, 83, of Gallipolis, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013, at his residence.

He was born April 29, 1930, in Mason, West Virginia, son of the late Edgar and Ruth Betz Roush. George married Mable Smith and she survives him. He was a U.S. Navy Korean War veteran and a member of VFW 4464. George retired from Century Aluminum.

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Mable Roush of Gallipolis; a stepdaughter, Cindy (Greg) Bryant of Gallipolis; a son, Keith (Teresa) Spurlock of Gallipolis; a grandson, Austin Spurlock and a granddaughter, Tara Dalton; a great-granddaughter, Jacy Maynard; two nieces, Beverly and Denise Roush; a cousin, Arnold Roush; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Roush; a grandson, Shawn Maynard; and a granddaughter Heather Peck.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Mina Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the funeral home. There will be military graveside services by the Gallia County Funeral Detail.

Pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Eddie Shriver, Carl Henry Smith, Jason Shriver, Jared Vernon, and Austin Spurlock. Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Ward, Cody Ward, and Tex Workman.

A special thanks to Holzer Hospice for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in George's memory to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

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Gallipolis, OH 45631
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2013
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