Gale A. Bush

Gale A. Bush, 84, Newport, husband of Patricia Gibson Bush for 64 years, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Born in Newport, OH, on September 5, 1933, was the son of the late Arville and Mary Rowland Bush. He was a Laborer and worked for Shelly and Sands Construction Company for many years, and retired from Beaver Excavation. Gale was a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of the Laborers Local 639 for 52years. He was a die-hard NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing, camping dirt track racing, and spending time with his loving family and friends. He was the local go-to-guy on how to repair or fix just about anything.

Survivors other than his wife include three children, Sue (Roger) Earley, New Matamoras, Cathy (Troy) Springer, New Matamoras, and Jennifer Reynolds, Newport; eight grandchildren, Michael Earley (Jackie Holmes), Shane (Katie) Earley, Holly Davis (Josh Danku), Kaitlyn (Michael) Garrett, Jodie Springer, Kirsten Shearon, Jenna Shearon, and Caleb Reynolds; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ronald (Maryanne) Bush, Marietta; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph G. Bush; brothers, Merle, Clare, Willard, and Arville Jr.; and sisters, Irene Cassidy, Sylvia White, Mary Elizabeth Hartshorn, and Wilma Hays.

The family wishes to express their sincerest appreciation to the loving staff on 3 south at Marietta Memorial Hospital for going above and beyond to take such excellent care of our loved one and for the care, compassion, and support that was also given to our family.

Services will be 11:00 A.M Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Ingram Funeral Home, St. Marys, WV with Lloyd Westbrook officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday and 10 to 11 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to your favorite charity. An online guest register is available at