Dr. Charles E. Bush, Jr., 92, of Kirklin, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort. He was born in Washington, Indiana on February 4, 1928 to Charles E. Bush, Sr. and Agnes (Riney) Bush. He married Beverly D. Dalton on August 8, 1948; she preceded him in death on March 29, 2014.
He was a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School. In April 1946 he was inducted into the Airborne troops and began the officer candidate course. He enlisted in the Army on June 5, 1947 and was discharged as a 2nd Lieutenant. After his discharge, Charles continued his education, graduating from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1955 and completing his surgical residency at the University of Kentucky in 1957. He began his life-long career as a physician and surgeon in July 1957, establishing practice in Kirklin and the Clinton County Hospital. He moved his practice to Frankfort Medical Clinic in the mid-70’s and retired in 2012 with the St. Vincent Medical Group.
Charles was a member of the Shriners/Murat Temple, Masons, American Angus Association, Indiana University Medical Alumni Association, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited. He was a past president of Indiana Quarter Horse Racing, served on the Clinton Central School Board, and served two terms as the Clinton County Coroner. He was a wine enthusiast and an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved spending time and raising Angus cattle with his family at Locust Hill Farm.
Charles is survived by his son, Stephen (Phyllis) Bush of Indianapolis; daughters, Susan (Tom) Marshall of Frankfort and Cindi (Dr. Jay) Davis of Michigantown; sisters, Norma Burton of Lafayette and Charlene Bowman of Mulberry; grandchildren, Brandon (Elaine) Bush of Indianapolis, Dylan (Valerie) Pohl of Lebanon, Evan (Hannah) Pohl of Kokomo, Dr. Caitlin (Ryan) Davis Ashlock of Frankfort, and Dalton Bush of Indianapolis; great-grandchildren, Ward and Alec Bush, both of Indianapolis.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Bush; and brother, Dr. John Bush of Flora.
A private family memorial service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort with live streaming of the service beginning at 2:30 pm. Pastor Karl Kercheval will officiate. Following the memorial service, the public may pay their respects from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Memorials in Charles’ name may be made to Clinton County Humane Society, PO Box 455, Frankfort, Indiana 46041 or online at https://hsocc.networkforgood.com/projects/92054-general-donations. Online condolences may be made at www.gendafuneralhome.com.
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