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Winn Funeral Home
Friday April 29th, 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Winn Funeral Home
Saturday April 30th, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm

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Saturday April 30th, 2016

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Gary Gilbert Bush

Gary Gilbert Bush age 68 of Falls Church, Virginia passed away Friday April 15, 2016 at his home. He was a native of Horse Cave, Kentucky and graduated from Caverna High School and Western Kentucky University. An Army veteran, Gary was a longtime executive with Junior Achievement, a nonprofit organization helping young people prepare for careers in the business world. He served with Junior Achievement in Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, North Carolina, Colorado Springs , Colorado and elsewhere. In 1994 Gary relocated to the D. C. area where he worked with Verizon Communications until his retirement in 2012.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Ethel Pauline Cline Bush and Gilbert Blaine Bush and by his sister, Cheryl Ann Bush.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Altman Bush, their son, James Joseph Bush, his daughters, Lauren Bush Petron of Alexandria, Virginia and Natalie Diane Pannell of Alpharetta, Georgia, his grandchildren, Nathanael Sherer Petron, Anna Pauline Pannell and Natalie Claire Pannell. his sister, Brenda Bush Lyle of Horse Cave, Ky. , his nephew, Dennis Lyle and his niece Jennifer Lyle.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m.Saturday April 30, 2016 in the Chapel of Winn Funeral Home with entombment in the family Mausoleum in Horse Cave Municipal Cemetery.

Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 4 until 8 p.m. on Friday April 29, 2016 and from 9 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Expressions of Sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network , www.pancan.org .

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A candle was lit in memory of Gary Bush

Beth and JJ Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Bush

Beth Apr 13 2019 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Gary's passing.  He was a very nice person as well as a distant cousin.  I planned on visiting but illness has kept me away.  May family and friends be comforted by the Supreme One.

Susie Delk Apr 30 2016 12:00 AM

I graduated with Gary from Caverna High School.  He was always such a nice guy who had a kind word for everyone he met.  He was in attendance at our 50th Class Reunion last year, and I was glad to get to talk with him after such a long time.  My prayers go to his family and to his many friends.

Judy Minor Wise Apr 29 2016 12:00 AM

Beth and JJ, I am so saddened to learn of Gary's passing and have put you both and the girls and grands in my prayers. Gary and I had so many good times and we all did as a family. One of my fondest memories was when you and Gary hosted my wedding reception at your beautiful home. I have fond memories of Gary that will always make me smile when he crosses my mind.
May the peace and love of our Lord and Savior be with you all.


Coy E. Satterfield Apr 25 2016 12:00 AM

Gary was my roommate as freshmen at WKU and a long time friend I grew up with. One of the finest and nicest guys I've ever known. I'm thankful I went to our 50th high school reunion last year to see him again after so many years. My sincere condolences.

Terry Gilpin Apr 19 2016 12:00 AM

Beth, so sorry to learn about Gary. So enjoyed working with him over so many years. Had lots of laughs together. Glad he used his handyman skills to help us remodel our Colorado Springs home. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Marty Lee Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you during this time of loss.  May God grant you strenght and peace.

Ray Green Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Gary's passing.  Enjoyed many years working with him at Junior Achievement.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Jan Griffin Koehler Apr 18 2016 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to here about Gary.  Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Sandra Fancher-Wilson Apr 17 2016 12:00 AM

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