John L. Busch was born the son of Ernest Busch and Fanny Wrenfrow Busch on May 11, 1928 in Ravenden, Arkansas and departed this life February 1, 2011 in Salem, Arkansas at the age of 82 years.
He was united in marriage on September 5, 1951 at Salem, Arkansas to Mary Dodge.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; two children, Danny Busch and wife, Pam of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas and Patricia Watkins and husband, Jim of Salem, Arkansas; five grandchildren, Krystal Briggs of Oakland, California, Tami Vaughn and husband, Damian of Salem, Arkansas, Teri Watkins of Salem, Arkansas, Daniel Busch and wife, Heather of Salem, Arkansas and Kylee Busch of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; six great grandchildren, Cloe, Mark, Makayla, Madison, Kaya and Drake; one sister, Lorene Ramirezent of St. Louis, Missouri; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Fanny Busch; one son, Harvey Busch and two infant sons, Michael and David Busch; five brothers, Estel, Bill, Leroy, Wendell and Fred Busch and three sisters; Irene Thompson, Ethel Delaney and Lova Humphrey.
He was a Veteran of the United States Army, proudly serving his country during the Korean Conflict.
John was employed by Lincoln Mercury in St. Louis, Missouri for many years. After returning to this area, he was employed as Manager of Stateline DX gas station for several years. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing on Spring River.
He was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.
He will truly be missed by his family, his many friends and the community in which he lived.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 3, 2011 in Carter Funeral Home Chapel at 2 PM. The body will Lie in State from 8 AM Thursday until service time. Burial will be in Field Creek Cemetery in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.