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Don Allen Bushong

July 6, 1931 ~ June 26, 2018 (age 86)

Mr. Don Allen Bushong, 86, beloved husband of Gene Kelly Medders Bushong, of Parksley, VA, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

Born July 6, 1931 in Timberville, VA, located in the Shenandoah Valley, he was a son of the late Ralph Garber Bushong and Ada Marie Calhoun Bushong.  While in college at VPI (Virginia Tech), Don was called to serve his country, and enlisted in the United States Army.  He was the owner/operator of Overstreet Office Equipment in Onley, VA; and faithful member of the Onley United Methodist Church, serving as Financial Secretary and usher, for many years.  Active in his community until very recent, Don, with Gene often by his side, enjoyed friendships and activities in several clubs, including the Antique Car Club, Rotary Club of Onancock, Eastern Shore Christian Businessmen’s Association (ESCBA), and Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his two sons, Steven A. Bushong and his wife Denni, and Harold W. Bushong and his wife Lyda; three grandsons, Matthew H. Bushong, Ethan H. Bushong, and Taylor H. Bushong; his four siblings, Richard Calhoun Bushong (late wife, Shirley), Gary Watson Bushong (late wife, Wilma) and his wife Carolyn, Barbara Ann Miller and her husband Don, and Carrol Ervin Bushong and his wife Billie; and seven nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by Gene’s two children, Martha Ellen Medders and Clifton “Mark” Medders.

A Celebration of Don’s Life, will be held at the Onley United Methodist Church, Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., with Mr. George Fulk and Dr. Dick Jenkins officiating.  A private family interment with military honors, will be held at the Parksley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Onley UMC Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 98, Onley, VA  23418, or to Riverside Shore Hospice,  P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA  23418.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.

Donations may be made to:

Onley United Methodist Church Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 98, Onley VA 23418

Riverside Shore Hospice
P.O. Box 616, Onley VA 23418

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