Sherrell Ellis DeBusk son of
DeBusk and Ethel Kennedy was born 22 Jan 1924 in Pearson, Cleburne
County, Arkansas and died 02 Feb 2011 in Mountain Grove, Wright
County, Missouri. He married Marjorie Glanville 23 Sep 1948 in Urbana,
Dallas County, Missouri. He is buried at
Lone Star Cemetery, Mountain Grove, Wright County, Missouri
Sherrell Ellis DeBusk Obituary
Sherrell Ellis DeBusk, son of the late Irvin Hoyt and Ethel (Kennedy)
DeBusk, was born on January 22, 1924 in Pearson, Arkansas and departed
this life on February 2, 2011 at his home south of Mtn. Grove,
Missouri, at 87 years of age.
Sherrell grew up in Arkansas and
attended elementary school at Mountainburg and graduated from Guy High
School. Following high school, he entered the United States Navy and
served his country from 1943 to 1946 during World War II. Upon his
return to Arkansas, he went on to graduate from Arkansas Technical
College. He earned a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University
of Arkansas, and an Education Specialist Degree from the University of
Missouri in Columbia. He taught Vocational Agriculture for three years
in Arkansas and thirteen years in Missouri. He worked as a School
Administrator in Mtn. Grove for fifteen years and two years in Bunker.
Sherrell retired from the public school systems on August 1, 1983.
He met Marjorie Glanville at the Arkansas University and they were
united in marriage on September 23, 1948 in Urbana, Missouri. One
daughter was born to this union.
Sherrell was saved at a young
age while attending church in Mountainburg, Arkansas. He was baptized
at the First Baptist Church in Manila, Arkansas. Upon moving to
Missouri in 1953, he became a member of the First Baptist Church in
Mtn. Grove and has remained faithful in his service to the Lord
throughout the years.
Sherrell was a lifetime member of the
VFW Post 3770 and the Kiwanis Club of Mtn. Grove where he served as
President multiple terms and also as the District 13 Missouri/Arkansas
Lieutenant Governor. He is well remembered for flipping pancakes at
the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day. He served his community and church in
many ways for several years and will be truly missed by those who knew
and loved him. He loved being outdoors, especially when traveling with
the Roubideau Ramblers Club where he served as President for many
years with Marjorie as Secretary. Sherrell also enjoyed fishing with
his wife, Marjorie, and his buddies and friends in area lakes and
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-two years:
Marjorie DeBusk of their home; his daughter and son-in-law: Barbara
Jean and Marshall Rader of Mtn. Grove; two granddaughters and their
spouses: Michelle and Danny Boothe and Marjorie and Jake Parsons; two
great-grandchildren: Megan and Derek Boothe; one sister: Patsy
Robertson of Little Rock, Arkansas; a sister-in-law: Joyce Glanville
of Preston, Missouri; and a host of other relatives, neighbors,
friends, and church family who will sadly miss him.
obituary taken from Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Website, Mountain Grove,
Funeral Service: Saturday, February 5, at 2:00 PM in
the First Baptist Church, Mtn. Grove.
February 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the Craig-Hurtt Chapel.
Burial: Lonestar Cemetery
Memorial Contributions: First Baptist
Church of Mtn. Grove c/o the funeral home.