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Earl R. Bush
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Earl Bush, 52, of Galesburg, passed away in his home at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 after a brief but valiant fight against cancer.

Earl was born September 26, 1965 in Galesburg, the son of Charles Walter and Linda Ann (Nelson) Bush, Sr. Earl is survived by his mother, Linda; five brothers, Rob (Deana) Bush of Rio, Lee Bush, Chuck (Laurie) Bush, Mike (Clay) Bush, and Travis (Melinda) Bush all of Galesburg; two sisters, Debbie (Roger) McCormack of Virginia Beach, VA and Roxanne (Tom) Thomas of Kansas. Earl is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews; 9 great nieces and nephews; and his god children, Thomas McCormack and Hunter Ramage. Earl was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Ricky Charles Bush and Charles W. “Bubby” Bush, Jr.

Earl managed Aldi’s Foods for a few years prior to becoming the manager at the Packinghouse Restaurant in Galesburg, where he worked for 20 years. Earl went on to work as a conductor for BNSF Railroad, Galesburg where he was currently employed.  Earl enjoyed being outdoors, working in his yard and playing with his beloved dog, Zodiak, traveling, and riding his Harley Davidson with his brothers and friends. Earl cherished his great conversations and time spent with his neighbor and close friend, Rose Ann Lynn. He also played golf with his buddies and co-workers. He often traveled to his favorite destinations: Las Vegas, NV, Sturgis, SD, the Outer Banks, NC and Virginia Beach, VA with family or anywhere he could enjoy the ocean. Earl will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg, with funeral services at 7 p.m. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 at East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg. A celebration of life will follow graveside services at the Thomas Legacy Center at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be donated in Earl’s memory to the American Cancer Society.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Dec

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Service

Friday

8

Dec

7:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Graveside

Saturday

9

Dec

10:30 AM
East Linwood Cemetery

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401

Visitation

Saturday

9

Dec

11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thomas Legacy Center

1849 N. Seminary St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Celebration of Life

Cemetery Details

Location

East Linwood Cemetery

W. Main St.
Galesburg, Illinoi 61401


Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society

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