Joseph Lee Bush

With a heart full of joy and a spirit touched by the divine, Joseph Lee Bush, known by all as Joe, graced this world with his thoughtful, funny, and creative soul. He was born on October 17, 1966, in Amarillo, Texas, to Thomas Lee and Helen Elaine Bush.

Joe lived a life that was rich in love, laughter, and faith. He enjoyed drawing, carpentry, and singing. His vibrant personality and unique sense of humor brought joy to everyone around him, leaving an indelible imprint on the hearts of those fortunate enough to know him.

A true embodiment of Matthew 22:37, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”, Joe’s devotion to his faith was evident in his active involvement in the choir, Sunday school, and all church activities. His love for his family was profound, viewing his sisters, Julie Bush and Laura Uy, not just as siblings but as his best friends. He was the cherished son of Elaine Bush and the late Thomas Bush, and he deeply loved his aunts, uncles, and extended family.

Joe’s life was a testament to the beauty of human resilience and the power of laughter. His legacy is carried forward by his mother, Elaine Bush; sisters, Julie Bush, Laura Uy; aunts and uncles, Jacque and Bob Wakefield, Janet and George Lane, Buster and Cindy Maloney, and Red Hadley. He is also survived by his fur-niece and fur-nephew, Wendy and Shaggy.

He now rejoins his father, Thomas Bush; aunts and uncles, Deni Hadley, Pat and Kenneth Knapp, Carol and Rick Hartley; paternal grandparents, Jack and Florence Bush, and maternal grandparents, Leo and Louise Maloney in Heaven.

Let us remember Joe for his love of life, his unwavering faith, and the joy he brought into our lives.

A visitation will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Funeral Home, 3707 Wolflin Ave.

A Funeral Service celebrating his life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 W. Interstate 40, Amarillo. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, 6969 E. Interstate 40 (Whitaker Road Exit.)

We encourage everyone who knew and loved Joe to share their memories and upload their favorite photos of him to the memorial page. These stories and images will serve as a living testament to Joe’s life, his love for his family, and his faith in the Lord. Let us celebrate his life and remember him as the thoughtful, funny, and creative soul he was.


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