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Rayburn Lee BushPassing: June 26, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, June 29th @ 1:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, June 29th @ 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


No Burial

ORLEANS – Rayburn Lee Bush, 64, 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 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 sharp shooter and a grenade expert.

Charity (Brian) Dotts of Bedford
Ben (Bridgette) Bush of French Lick
Carl (April) Fleetwood of Bedford
8 grandchildren
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
Elnora King of Mitchell
several nieces and nephews

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

Funeral service will be at 1:00 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 11:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

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12 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Joyce Reynolds | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Rode motorcycle together was friends RIP Ray
  2. Guest: Doreen Edwards | http://Bedford In
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Sure Gonna miss you Ray ); I will cherish the memories of us all together playing music. and singing & having a wonderful time together...hugs & prayers for the whole family .RIP my friend
  3. Guest: Angela Lawson | http://Bedford
    Date: June 29, 2019
    Your dad was amazing person. I meet him years ago. He came to my work to eat lunch. Everyday. And i seen him every year at the abate Christmas party. I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. Guest: Tammy Aynes | http://Mitchell In.
    Date: June 29, 2019
    I am SO sorry.
  5. Guest: Duane Burton | http://Leipsic In
    Date: June 29, 2019
    It’s been a good ride! Rest easy old man
  6. Guest: Mary Higgs | http://Mitchell, Indiana 47446
    Date: June 28, 2019
    Many good times with Ray and Toni with Abate, camping, riding together, and being neighbors. Good man. R.I.P. Ray Bush you will be missed.
  7. Guest: Ladonna Beasley | http://Mitchell ind
    Date: June 28, 2019
    He was my buddy for over 25 yrs love you bub we had some good times I will miss you.RIP.i know you are where you want to b with the love of your life.now you both are rideing together again
  8. Guest: Deliliah Burnette | http://Williams, IN
    Date: June 28, 2019
    We have been friends for 34 years and I love him very much. He was a very good friend to have throughout the years. He would give the shirt off his back to a total stranger if they needed it worse then he did. He was my husband's best friend and we will miss him dearly.
  9. Guest: Crystal Goldsberry | http://Mitchell Indiana
    Date: June 28, 2019
    Ray you will be missed but I'm betting that Toni Flatfoot will be waiting for you.
  10. Guest: Fleeta K Arthur | http://Brownstown, In
    Date: June 28, 2019
    So sorry for your loss.
  11. Guest: Robin Johnson | http://Williams, In.
    Date: June 27, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, prayers for all. Ride free Ray
  12. Guest: Donnita Bell | http://Bedford
    Date: June 27, 2019
    So sorry for your loss! Prayers!