Albert Grayson TORBUSH
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TORBUSH, Albert Grayson Grayson Torbush, 42, of Roswell, died April 13, 2013. Grayson is the beloved son of Al and Cathy Torbush of Roswell and the grandson of the late Jim Torbush and Jo Torbush Kidwell of Atlanta and the late Steve and Ludy Williamson of Smyrna. He graduated from Walton High School in Marietta and Georgia State University where he played soccer. He worked at several Atlanta restaurants including Houston's and Ted's Montana Grill. His greatest joy in life was being with his two sons, Grayson Moss Torbush, 13 and Harrison Joseph Torbush, 11. He loved to take them bike riding, fishing, cooking for them or just being together. Aside from his children, he was happiest when he was playing soccer and enjoying his friends and family. Grayson is survived by his parents, his children, his finance, Stacy Martin, his sister, Angela Elliott, his nephew, Ian Elliott, aunts Rett Hoffert, Terry Van Balen, cousins, Lesli Hoffert Castaneda, Stacey Hoffert Gilbert and many other loved ones, family members and friends. The funeral will be held on April 19th at 2:00 at St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Atlanta Humane Society on Mansell Road or St. Jude's Episcopal Church.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 18, 2013.
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August 6, 2013
I crossed paths with Grayson on the soccer field many times back in our younger days. The St. Pius/Walton games were always ones to remember. Grayson always stood out as being respected by both his teammates and those he competed against. My heart sank when I heard the news. My deepest sympathies to the Torbush family.
Shawn Kowalewski
July 19, 2013
I have not seen you since high school but when I read this I cried. I have a son this age. The loss is horrible! I am praying for you, your wife and your family and will continue. God be with you and give you the Peace that only He can Give. In Christ
Betty Backus Martin
Betty Backus Martin
July 12, 2013
Dear Torbush family,
Bryan was devastated to hear about Grayson, we all would have been to his memorial had we seen the paper
Please accept our condolences
So many happy memories of soccer days
Love to you
John& Mare Mills
June 2, 2013
Though we only met a few times on our trade show visits to Atlanta, Grayson seemed to always remember our names and was such the gentleman.. we will miss you.. the boys are in good hands
Edward Vanegas
May 20, 2013
I just found out about the passing of an old friend and teammate. My heart is hurting, The entire Mills family is so sorry to hear about Grayson.
Bryan Mills
April 22, 2013
Memorial service was very sweet. Sorry I did not get to see Loretta. If you need me, I am here for you. I know first hand what it is like to lose a child. Out of God's natural order for sure. Keep on praying and lean on Him. He will see you through. Much love,
Donna Harvey
April 20, 2013
April 19, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2013
Sheridan Phillips
April 18, 2013
Sheridan Phillips
April 18, 2013
MVP article
Sheridan Phillips
April 18, 2013
Bucky Boozer, Head soccer coach at Walton, says fullback Grayson Torbush, Cobb Extra's MVP, "could play anywhere we put him."
Sheridan Phillips
April 18, 2013
Grayson at halftime, followed by Coach Boozer
Sheridan Phillips
April 18, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of someone so young and vibrant. While we were not too close in high school, I do remember his excellent soccer and cute smile. Our paths crossed a few times after college and he always had a smile on his face. Our prayers are with his boys and the rest of his family and friends. God Bless Grayson
Kristen Ferrel Clever
April 18, 2013
Reading this Obit brought back many good memories of the friendship Al (the Dad) and I had in our preteen and teen age years growing up in the same neighborhood in Cascade Heights Southwest Atlanta. Our track years with Al at SW High and mine at G.M.A. and then into college. A better friend I did not have and I cherish those memories as I do the friendship we had. My heart and prayers go out to you Al and your family in the devastating loss of your son. I too have a 41 year old son and cannot fathom your loss and sadness. I pray for you dear old friend and pray that God will give you peace and healing as you grieve this terrible loss. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for our past friendship and good memories.
Mike Carson
April 18, 2013
Sorry to hear about the loss of your love one, Please allow the God of all comfort be with your family during these difficult times. Isaiah 61:2
April 18, 2013
With deepest sympathy to the Torbush family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
April 17, 2013
Grayson you were a sweet man with a BIG heart. You will forever be your sons father and hero. Grayson and Harrison loved you dearly and will miss you deeply!!! Please know that your memory will live on in their hearts. Not a day goes by that they will stop thinking of you, loving you and missing you. Watch over them and keep them safe as they go on in life.

RIP-Grayson Torbush (father forever)
Lisa Wilson
April 17, 2013
Grayson was always such a sweet good person in high school. I know he will be truly missed by so many!! Prayers for his family and two boys!!
Tara Pennix/Flint
April 17, 2013
I went to school with Grayson from elementary - high school. We were not good friends but, I do remember how warm, sweet, handsome, and nice he was to everyone. He had the BEST smile and so deserved his "Homecoming King" award and "Best All-around" for the Walton High School Class of 1988. He will be greatly missed and I hope that his family, Stacy, and he close friends find comfort in the memories...RIP Grayson.
Dawn Duerr
April 17, 2013
I pray for eternal peace for Grayson.
Leigh Aiken
April 17, 2013
Wow, what a crazy surprise. You are a person I could have only imagined living on had the perfect smile, EVERYONE loved you; I tried explaining to my wife who you were, and the words that kept on repeating, we're happy, nice, comical, and loving. It's been a while since I last saw you, but we all know little truly changes over were a great man, an outstanding athlete, and an incredible father.
To Stacey Martin, I wish all the best; Stacey has always been a person that I shared conversation with through out high school and thoughts are with you.
david sanders
April 17, 2013
My heart is so sad at the thought of never speaking to my dear friend again. I hold many cherished memories from high school and recent years. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who loved him like I did.
Lisa Carbonell Monnig
April 17, 2013
Grayson was a great friend and mentor of mine in high school. I always admired the way he carried himself and he was a guy you always wanted to be around. I spent the last 20 years on the other side of the country and only kept in touch through mutual friends. I regret not staying closer but as I remember Grayson, I can only come up with fond memories. I know his family will take comfort in knowing how many people he had such a wonderful influence on and how much he is missed.
Scott Dugan
April 17, 2013
So very sorry to hear of the passing of Grayson. He was a good guy trying to get through life. My prayers to his friends and family, especially his sons. May he be at peace, and may his family be comforted during this difficult time. God Bless.
Olga Stefanis Nelson
April 17, 2013
I was so sad to hear this news. I have not seen Grayson since high school, but have very fond memories of how kind hearted he was to everyone, and how he was ALWAYS smiling. Taken from the world way too soon. My heart goes out to everyone who loved him!

Heather Terry (A Place for Mom and Walton Classmate)
Heather Terry
April 17, 2013
My beloved friend, for 30 years you have been such a cherished part of my life. Through thick and thin I could always depend on you to be by my side. I still remember the day we met to shy to say much at all. They say true friendship is rare, an adage I feel to be true. I am so lucky to have met you. Our bond is extremely special and unique. We have something irreplaceable. We've been through so much together. I will never forget all of the moments we shared. I love everything about you, you are someone I could never replace. You were always there for me. I cannot thank you enough. You were truly an extraordinary gift. You are everything to me and more, I could never express that enough. Life is such a treacherous journey, and without you it will be tough. I will miss you everyday, I Love you Gray.
Sheridan Phillips
April 17, 2013
My thoughts are with all of his family and Grayson will certainly be missed. I had some really good times with him back in the Houston's days and will always treasure those memories.
Thomas Hicks
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