Pastor Donnie Bush, 77, of Adrian, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021, at Dublinair Health Care & Rehab Center following an extended illness. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 15, at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Pastor Stewart Broderick and Pastor Allen Green officiating. Interment followed at Lamb Cemetery. The family received friends Monday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Ricky Jackson, Ashley Page, Jeremy Page, Jason Page, Tony Hutcheson, and Todd Bush. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Jenkins, Randall Love, Wayne Page, Ralph Page, Stevie Page, Mack Page, and Benny Fortner.
Pastor Bush was born February 13, 1944, in Adrian, to the late Jesse Everett Bush and Mary Alene Henry Bush. He grew up on the Ashmore Farm near Norristown, and graduated from Adrian High School in 1962, and was a member of the Georgia National Guard from 1966 – 1971. Pastor Bush married the love of his life, Kay Sapp Bush, on September 11, 1971. They were married for 49 years and had 3 children. Pastor Bush worked as a printer at Tyson’s Print Shop for 30 years, and also worked as a printer, custodian, groundskeeper, and food service worker for the Emanuel County Board of Education. He founded and pastored Trinity Baptist Church in Meeks from 1976 to 2015. Pastor Bush was a little league baseball coach in Adrian and Boy Scout leader for troop 75 for several years. He was also a member of the Swainsboro Masonic Lodge 244. Pastor Bush is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Donald Allen Bush; and infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Bush of Adrian; son, Jess David (Connie) Bush of Adrian; daughter, Teresa Robin (Christopher) Artz of Adrian; grandchildren, Tucker Jake Bush, Taylor Jessalyn Bush, MaKylan Aidan Bush, and Christopher Gage Artz; niece, Allie (Jimmy) Sigmon of Adrian; great- nephew, Abel Sigmon; sister-in-law, Linda Newman of Adrian; many friends and a loving family with many memories of love and laughter.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.