Clay Bush

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 30, 2009

Clay Bush, age 86, of Pelham passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25. He leaves behind his wife of 26 years, Shirley Davis Bush; a son, Bob Bush of Tucson, Ariz.; a grandson, Mike (Pat) Fransted of Germany; two granddaughters, Angie Wilson of Fort Worth, Texas and Stephanie (Lonnie) Steward of Las Vegas; two great-grandsons; four great-granddaughters; one great-great-grandson; and two sisters, Patty Etheridge of Hendersonville, Tenn. and Josephine (Charles) Baker of Bristol, Tenn.
Survivors also include Mr. Bush’s step-children, Hank (Wendi) Williams of Yuba City, Calif. and Wanda (Johnny) Warren of Leeds; two step-grandsons, Christopher (Della) Williams of Cannon AFB, N.M. and Ryan (Tara) Williams of WAFB, Mo.; one step-granddaughter, Mary Kayla Warren of Leeds; one step-great-grandson, Orion Williams; and one step-great-granddaughter, Keira Williams of Cannon AFB.
A long-time member of the American Foundrymen’s Society, Mr. Bush was an icon of professionalism and integrity throughout the pattern and foundry industry for over 45 years. He spent 39 years of his career with Freeman Manufacturing and Supply Company of Avon, Ohio, retiring in 1998 after 11 years as Southeastern Regional Sales Manager. Mr. Bush served on the Board of the Pattern, Model & Plastic Toolbuilders Association, formerly NAPM.
The graveside funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Ebenezer Cemetery in Stanton. The Rev. Charles Baker, Mr. Bush’s brother-in-law, will officiate.