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Daniel Eugene BushPassing: April 15, 2023


Bedford First Assembly of God

Funeral Service

Friday, April 21st @ 1:00pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, April 20th @ 3:00pm-7:00pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday, April 21st

BEDFORD – Daniel Eugene Bush, 54, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023, at University of Louisville Hospital.

Born May 27, 1968, in Mitchell, he was the son of Elmer Floyd Bush and Rita Joreen (Porter) Nash.

Dan was a 1986 graduate of Mitchell High School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 250.  He loved woodworking, fishing, and fried chicken.  Dan worked as the Maintenance Supervisor for Lawrence County, but he was so much more than that.  If you saw the star lit up at the square – Dan did that. If you marveled at the flag waving at the courthouse – Dan did that. If you ever needed a smile – Dan did that too.  He will live on through his children, grandson, friends, and the community through his passions and projects.

Surviving are his children, Kylee Daniele (Peter) Boyll of Indianapolis, Tyson Andrew Terry of Mitchell, and Lynley Michele Bush of Bloomington; grandson, Asa Terry; siblings, David Ferrel of Alexandria, Dana (Kent) White of Bedford, Joseph Bush of Bedford, Stephen Bush of Mitchell, and Chris (Jennifer) Bush of Mitchell; and mother,  Rita Joreen Nash of Mitchell.    He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His father preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Bedford First Assembly of God Church, 2601 27th Street, Bedford, with Pastor Steve Terry officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.  Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the church.

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18 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Michelle Henderson | Lexington, Ky
    Date: April 24, 2023
    You are loved and missed old friend. My heart goes out to your family and all the others you left behind.
  2. Guest: Jessica (Ikerd) Phillips | Evansville, IN
    Date: April 23, 2023
    My deepest condolences for all of Dan's friends and family. My heart breaks that he had to leave this earth so soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  3. Guest: Greta Blackwell Ferraz | Naples , Florida
    Date: April 22, 2023
    Dan, you will be sadly missed by all who knew you. I cry as I say your name. Great friend from childhood and forever! #86 Gone too soon!
  4. Guest: Lynn Carr Bradley | McCormick, SC
    Date: April 19, 2023
    Such a loss. Fly high Dan! Prayers for your family!
  5. Guest: Angie Howe | Bedford Indiana
    Date: April 19, 2023
    Our hearts just won't stop hurting. Our eyes just won't quit crying. We both loved you so much Dan I don't how we can go on without you. We are missing our other half. You were the best friend anyone could ask for. We are lucky to have had you in our lives. We will miss that smile. Your whistle. Your kindness. Your sense of humor. I'm gonna love you forever and ever Amen. Tony and Angie
  6. Guest: Gina Blackwell | orleans
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Dan was a great guy. I used to work with him years ago. He will be truly missed. Prayers for his family.
  7. Guest: Ed Scott | Bedford In
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Bush family Sorry for your loss
  8. Guest: Nellie Chastain | Mitchell, In
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Dan, thank you for being 100 percent who God made you to be. You set the bar for a hard worker, for touching other lives with kindness, sweetness, and your humor and forever smile. Knowing Where you are gives comfort. But, you certainly will be missed.
  9. Guest: Pamela (Starling) Leadingham | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Dan was my neighbor on Riverview. When Tony bought my husbands old farm truck, it was loaded up over the cab with junk and things Jesse brought here when we moved. Jesse had Alzheimer’s and was in memory care. I asked Dan and Tony to give me a couple of days to unload it as I am in my 70’s. Dan told me not to touch a thing, he would do it all. And he did. What a wonderful person he wad! Also, I went to school with Oneita and I knew Elmer. Wonderful family all! So sorry for the loss. Love and prayers.
  10. Guest: Raymond Quillen | Bedford, indiana
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Dan was a great guy,I really enjoyed seeing him when he would come in to fix something.
  11. Guest: Ted Summers | Dubuque, IA
    Date: April 18, 2023
    My thoughts and prayers to all the family during this difficult time. I had the pleasure to meet Dan through work and enjoyed our many conversations. Great guy that will be missed.
  12. Guest: Thomas Labadie | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: April 18, 2023
    I am heartbroken, when I met Dan we became friends immediately, he taught me how to turn bowls in his shop, how to hunt morel mushrooms, I even helped him plant the mushroom plugs in the fallen logs about his home there were a hundred that day. I will miss him dearly. Much love and sincere condolences to the family and his many friends. Love ya buddy...
  13. Guest: Randy bugh | Mitchell, in
    Date: April 18, 2023
    A pillar of our community, a oullar of our class of 86 and a good friend and a good man. You are missed my friend. My heart goes out to his family and our community in which he did so much.
  14. Guest: Cedar Orman | Bedford IN
    Date: April 18, 2023
    My heart is broken for all of the family! Praying for all of the family!
  15. Guest: Dave Whittington | Johannesburg, South Africa
    Date: April 18, 2023
    My deepest sympathy to you all. I wish you all strength in your mind, peace in your heart. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Dan. We had some wonderful chats via media. I have a greater understanding who my friend was and how many people's lives he touched. He is now flying with 'Old Glory'. The pain we feel now will change to great memories. Go in peace and Love to you all. Dave
  16. Guest: Cindy Tanksley Ryan | Canberra, Australia
    Date: April 18, 2023
    Daniel, you will be missed by so many friends and family. You was always so nice, caring, friendly, helpful and one heck of a character. Everytime I post pictures of here, I will think of you because you was always so curious about Aussie. I've never seen so much outpouring of love and sadness for someone as I have for you. Fly high my friend. Xxx My condolences to Dan's family.
  17. Guest: Mark & Sherry Kopsho | Bedford, IN
    Date: April 18, 2023
    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family & friends 🙏
  18. Guest: Roberta Henderson | Merrill, MI
    Date: April 18, 2023
    So very sorry for your loss. God is the God of all comfort. He will sustain you. Prayers for the family.