Carl LeRoy Bush, 78, St. Joseph, died Nov. 5, 2019, at Mosaic Life Care.

He was born on Aug. 24, 1941, in Rea, Missouri.

At the age of 10, he became the foster son of Dallas and Genevieve Schildknecht.

He was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon.

LeRoy served on the St. Joseph Baptist Association's Leadership and Spiritual Development Team and was president of the Senior Adult Fellowship. He was also on the Grand Oaks Board for many years, and spent many summers with children and youth at camps, and cherished his time there.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruth Anne; daughter, Leigh Anne Poage (David); grandchildren: Kylie and Robbie Bush, and Riley and Caleb Poage; daughter-in-law, Sherene Bush; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his biological parents; his foster parents; son, Ryan Bush; sisters, Bea Burr and Betty Bland; and brothers, Robert and Caleb Bush, Tom Orwick and Jack Moore.

He loved books and had a large library. He volunteered at the Rolling Hills Library in their used book store, "Books Revisited" for many years.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Calvary Baptist Church, in St. Joseph.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow, in the Savannah Cemetery.

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