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Sherrell Ellis DeBusk

Sherrell Ellis DeBusk son of Irvin Hoyt 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 rivers.

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.

The above obituary taken from Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home Website, Mountain Grove, Missouri.

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 5, at 2:00 PM in the First Baptist Church, Mtn. Grove.

Visitation: Friday, 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.