James (JBo) Clark Bush, 76, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at his daughter's home.

James (JBo) Clark Bush, 76, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at his daughter's home.     

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, August 18, 2014, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman will officiate.     

Mr. Bush was born April 18, 1938, in Hannibal, Missouri, to Champ Clark and Josephine Hull Bush.  

Survivors include two children, Kim Ferguson and Ron Bush, both of Hannibal, Mo.; one sister, Katherine Duncan (Gene); 11 grandchildren, JaiLynn Franciso (Daniel), Airen Ocheltree (Toby), Amy Ferguson (Caleb), Katelyn Ferguson, Krystal Ferguson, Kristin Howe (Ryan), Greg Daugherty, Julie Bush, Shelby Bush, Carson Bush, and Matayah Jo Steinman-Bush; and  six great-grandchildren, Ava, Ali, Adria, Justin, Aubree and Kyndra.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Mary Lee Rouse.   

Mr. Bush was a truck driver for over 28 years with the Teamsters Union. Jim previously drove for Griesedieck Brothers, Schwartz Distributing, Med Park Distributing and Mark Twain Beverage Distributing.

Jim was a standout athlete and 1956 graduate of McCooey High School. Mr. Bush was an All American football player in high school and was offered a scholarship to the University of Texas.  He instead attended Moberly Junior College and played basketball there. JBo later played semi-pro baseball for the Hannibal Pepsi Team in 1957 and was drafted in 1958 by the Chicago White Sox.  Sports were always a big part of Jim’s life; he would later enjoy playing softball and coached American Legion Baseball for many years. It was as a coach that Jim shined, often encouraging young athletes to better themselves. He assisted many young players in earning college scholarships. Jim was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at Norwood’s Golf Course. Many in town recognized seeing Jim on his regular cruises in his car throughout Hannibal, just checking out what was going on. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Harvey Ruhnow, Jim Drescher, Brian Scott and Tracy Scott.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice, in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com