DeWayne Allen Bush, 89, of Mapleton Avenue, Hempfield Township, passed away at home after a brief illness at 3:05 a.m. Monday, July 17, 2017.
Mr. Bush was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Grange to Charles and Grace (Blose) Bush.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947.
On Dec. 17, 1948, he married the former Emma June Sebring, who passed away Jan. 29, 2013.
DeWayne retired as a diesel mechanic from Falcon Trucking. He had previously been employed for 18 years at the former R.D. Werner Co. In addition, he also operated his own automotive repair shop at his home for many years.
DeWayne enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, gardening and the companionship of his dachshund "Maggie."
Surviving are: his children, Chris Jones and her husband, Ken, of Greenville; Lorey Callan and her husband, Mike, of Rock Hill, S.C.; Shelly Myers of York, S.C.; Randon Bush and his wife, Nanette, of Charlotte, N.C.; Steven Bush and his wife, Gail, of Landenburg, Pa.; and James Bush of Westminister, Md.
He leaves 10 grandchildren, Rebecca Callan Kulkofsky, Michael Callan, Danny Callan, William "Billy" Myers, Caleb Myers, Emily Jones Weisz, Jenna Jones Linn, Kurtis Jones and Olivia Heller; and was also blessed with 11 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are: two sisters, Ruby Kelly of Hartstown, and Jean Combs of Punxsutawney; and a brother, William "Bud" Bush of Sharpsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Emma June; a son, Jeffrey Bush; a brother, Charles "Joby" Bush; a sister, Margaret Hetrick; a daughter-in-law, Doris Bush; a son-in-law, William "Bill" Myers; and a granddaughter, Hannah Myers.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Without Walls Fund, 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA 16125 or Southern Care Hospice 1245 Park Ave., Meadville, PA 16335.
DeWayne Allen, 89, of Hempfield Township.
Calling hours: 4-7 p.m. Thursday (7-20-17) at LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors may sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com.
Service: Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday (7-21-17) at the funeral home, with the Rev. Julia Fraser, chaplain of St. Paul's, officiating.
Published on July 17, 2017