October 17, 2017
Henry A. Bushong, age 81, of West Mansfield, died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a proud Technical Sergeant for the United States Air Force where he retired out of Rickenbacker Air Force base in 1974. Prior to retirement, he worked out of The Pentagon where he specialized in classified documentation. He was born October 13, 1936 to the late Don and Edna Horsley Bushong. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Almeta Jarrells Bushong whom he married July 2, 1956 in Columbia, South Carolina. He is survived by three children, Timothy (Heike) Bushong of Germany, Patricia (Ralph) Fisher of Mt. Victory, Charlene (Orville “Buddy”) Hutchison of West Mansfield; 15 grandchildren, Matthew, Miriam, Tobias, Michael, Billy, Sara, Eddie, Anna, Audrey, Ralphie, Sylena, Amber, Destiny, Chelsey, Josh; many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; his siblings, Donald (Gun) Bushong, Jr. and Ernie Bushong, two sister-in-laws, Stella Dalton and Edith Alley; three brothers-in-law, Matthew Jarrells, Steve Jarrells and Danny (Glenna) Jarrells; and many other nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. A “Graduation Ceremony” memorializing his life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Only Believe Ministries Church, 809 S. Detroit, Kenton, Ohio 43326. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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