Obituary: Rayburn Lee Bush

July 27, 1954 – June 26, 2019

Rayburn Lee Bush, 64, of Orleans formerly of Bedford, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Indiana University Health Paoli Hospital.

Born July 27, 1954, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Charles C. and Naomi R. (Stewart) Bush. He married Jan Antionette “Toni” Fleetwood July 17, 1993, and she preceded him in death on January 17, 2013.

Rayburn had been employed at Lawrence County Equipment. He was a member of Lawrence County ABATE and Bedford Boat and Sportsman Club. Rayburn loved riding motorcycles, camping, racing, singing and playing the guitar, and spending time with family and friends.

Rayburn served in the Indiana National Guard and was a Rifle M-16 sharpshooter and a grenade expert.

Survivors include his children, Charity (Brian) Dotts of Bedford, Ben (Bridgette) Bush of French Lick, Carl (April) Fleetwood of Bedford; 8 grandchildren; siblings, Mike Bush of Orleans, Jim Bush of Orleans, Elmer Bush of Paoli, Janet Wisely of Orleans, Clarence Bush of Orleans, Onita Roach of Bloomfield, Paul Bush of Orleans, Edna Marlatt of Logansport, Sharon Baker of Frankfort, Gayle Spadie of Springville and Elnora King of Mitchell; several nieces and nephews

His parents and brother, John Bush, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Frank Ira officiating. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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