RISING STAR Grady A. Bush Sr., 85, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his residence in Rising Star with his family at his side.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010, at the Higginbotham Funeral Home Chapel with Lynn Starnes officiating. Burial will be in the Sale Tank Cemetery in Eastland County. Family visitation was Monday at the funeral home.

Grady was born on Oct. 31, 1924, in Thrifty to Thomas and Dennie White Bush. On Dec. 20, 1946, in Brownwood, he was married to Elna Kathryn Killough. She preceded him in death on Aug. 22, 1985. On Dec. 14, 1990, in Blanket, he was married to Lucille Dodson. He was a farmer and a member of the Methodist Church. He had lived in Rising Star for the past 60 years.

Grady is survived by his wife, Lucille Bush of San Antonio; four sons, Grady Jr. and wife Nell, Billy and wife Kathy, Thomas and wife Myrtle, all of Rising Star, and Mickey and wife Eva of Brownwood; two step-daughters, Nora Aluisa and husband Rick of San Antonio and LaJuana Larkin and husband David of Stephenville; three sisters, Ola Killbough of Rising Star, Doris Crutchfield of Cisco and Tennie May Simpson of Blanket; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Grady was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Kathryn; four brothers, Bryan, Buck, Jake and Jack Bush; and one sister, Veda Thompson.