Athlete and duck calling champion Joseph A. Bush of N. Kingstown dies at 74


Saturday 02 October 2021

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Joseph “Joe” A. Bush, 74, of North Kingstown, died on September 29, 2021 in hospital in Rhode Island.

Born in East Prairie, MO, he was the son of the late William A. Bush and Margarett Bush.

Mr. Bush was a versatile athlete and broke several athletic records while attending Auburn University. At Auburn, he was respected as one of the best 400-meter runners in the country.

Joe was passionate about duck calls. While honing his craft, he brought his talents to the Reelfoot Lake Waterfowl Festival and was the National Metal Reed Duck Calling Champion in 2002.

He will also be remembered as a humble and compassionate VP of Operations at Senesco Marine, LLC in North Kingstown, RI.

Joe was the loving husband of Feng X. Zhang. Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving children: Kathy Bush Smith and her husband Lee of Spanish Fort, AL, Amy Bush of Mobile, AL, and Xin Bush of North Kingstown, RI. As the cherished grandfather of Lacie, Macie, Hannah, Abby and Katie, Joe also leaves his brother Tommy Bush of Spanish Fort, AL, and Sharon Asbury of Perry, GA.

Parents and friends are invited and can call on Monday, October 4, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Wickford Cranston-Murphy Funeral Home, 140 West Main Street, Wickford Village, North Kingstown.

Interment will be private.


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