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Floyd Eric Bush

Floyd Eric Bush

Floyd Eric Bush “Eric” passed away into the presence of our Lord on Friday, December 18, 2015. Beloved husband of Roxanne Bush for 32 years; loving father of Adam Floyd (Laura) Bush, Heather Roxanne Bush, and Matthew Eric Bush; dear son of Linnie Jean (nee Blair) Bush and the late Floyd Ray Bush; brother of Karen (Robert) Eckardt, Bret (Cindy) Bush, Lynnette (Dean) Clouse, and Michael (Rosa) Bush; uncle of Emily (David) Yann, Erica (Jonathan) Pinter, Ethan Eckardt, Bobbie Jean (Ryan) Baker, Sarah (Justin) Riedel, Noah and Micaiah Clouse, and Alan and Reagan Bush. Eric cherished his many friends and valued coworkers.

Eric’s love and compassion for others was fueled by his love of Christ and evident through devotion to his family and acts of service to others. He enjoyed sharing his love of outdoors and adventure with his children and siblings through hiking, kayaking, fishing trips to Canada, and more. Eric was a true jack-of-all-trades, able to fix almost anything. He loved others by working alongside them and giving his time to teach others about his hobbies and passions.

Eric served others through his work in social services for 31 years. He served as Director of Henderson County Department of Social Services, Director of Duplin County Department of Social Services, and Director of Marion County Children Services in Marion, Ohio. Committed to volunteering to help those less fortunate, Eric served on the boards of Western Carolina Community Action, Boys and Girls Club Henderson County, Duplin County Partnership for Children, and Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. In addition, Eric served as the President of Habitat for Humanity of Duplin County, Treasurer of El Centro Latino de Duplin, and other state committees devoted to helping others. Eric enjoyed giving of his time as District Commissioner, Harding Area District, Boy Scouts of America, and Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 26, Marion, Ohio.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, December 21, at Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors, 125 South Church Street, in Hendersonville, NC. Service in remembrance and celebration of his life will be held at 2:00pm Tuesday, December 22, at Biltmore Baptist Church-Hendersonville, 103 Education Drive in Flat Rock, NC.

Contributions to honor Eric’s memory may be made in his name to the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County and Compassion International.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.