Joseph Charles Busch, Sr., 69, of Monticello, passed away on March 11, 2015 at his home in Monticello.
He was a retired business development manager for Sysco Foods and a district manager for many years in the food industry, working for Vogels, PYA Monarch, Quality Foods, PFG and Western Foods.
Joe was a member of Pauline Baptist Church and, at the time of his death, was attending Bethel #2 Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a loving husband, daddy and “Papa Joe” to his grandchildren. He loved his family and his work very much, along with his little Chihuahua, Gracie.
He was born March 26, 1945 at Almyra and was the son of the late Joseph “Joe” Lee and Erna Freidenburg Busch. He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph Charles “Chuck” Busch, Jr.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Barbara Chism Busch; one son, Timothy C. Busch and wife Bonnie of Sheridan; one daughter, Melissa Ann Busch Petty and husband Jeff of Monticello; his daughter-in-law, Tammy Burns Busch of Monticello; two sisters, Clarita Beavert and husband Jim of Hot Springs and Annette Roop and husband Tom of Fayetteville; two grandsons, Joseph Charles “Trey” Busch, III and Justin Lee Busch Petty of Monticello; and one granddaughter, Annelise Nicole Petty of Monticello.
Funeral Service will be held March 14 at 2 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.