USAO News Bureau

BUSH, Larry Joe

Sunday, February 1, 2004

The campus family mourns with our bookstore manager, Dana Poag ,in the death of her father, Larry Bush of Chickasha.
Services for Larry Joe Bush, 65, are scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church in Chickasha. Mr. Bush was born the son of Joseph Shelby Bush and Gladys Marie Parks Bush on August 25, 1938, in Arkansas City, Kan. He died on February 1, 2004, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He married Veda Pike on June 26, 1960, in Clearwater, Kansas.
Larry grew up in Newkirk, Oklahoma and graduated in 1956, from Newkirk High School. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Friends University in Wichita, Kan., where he played football and held numerous school records as a wide receiver. After graduation, he worked for Phillips Petroleum before purchasing his first Phillips 66 distributorship Walters, Okla. He later expanded to Chickasha. As a Phillips 66 distributor, he received numerous awards of recognition for outstanding performance. Larry later became general manager for Charles Allen Ford. He was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. Larry was active in various civic organizations during his lifetime and was an avid OU Sooner fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include is wife, Veda Bush, of the home; daughter Debbie Bush of Chicago, Ill.; daughter and son-in-law Dana & Steve Poag of Chickasha, son and daughter-in law Shelby and Nell Bush of Dallas; daughter and son-in-law Darla & Stephen Haglund of Dallas; grandson Joseph Bush of Dallas; granddaughters Hannah, Ellie and Abby Bush of Dallas.
Interment will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery. Services are under the directions of McRay Funeral Home.