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Russ Busby

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Russ Busby, 49, of Dexter, Mo., died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Busby was born June 23, 1963, in Altus, Okla., and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter. He previously owned and operated a drywall and insulation business in Dexter, and was a former rural mail carrier in Doniphan, Mo.

Mr. Busby was a member of Masonic Lodge 209 in Poplar Bluff, as well as Masonic Lodges in Dexter, Bernie, and Naylor where he was serving as Worshipful Master. Mr. Busby was also a member of the Moolah Temple, Three Rivers Shrine Club, and AAD Grotto Lodge where he was serving as Chief Monarch. He was an active supporter of the C.M.A. Christian Motorcycle Association, and was President of the Riding Widow Sons Masonic Riding Group. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting and fishing.

On Dec. 15, 1987, he married Leslie Clayton in Piggott, Ark. She survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Erika Cobb of Arkansas; his mother, Elaine (Palmer) Busby of Rancho Palos Verde, Calif.; three grandchildren, Levi Cobb, Noah Cobb, and Sophie Cobb; a sister, Barbara Busby of Hawaii; a brother, Ron Busby of Maui, Hawaii; his mother-in-law, Pat Clayton, of Dexter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends

His father, Leon Busby, preceded Mr. Busby in death.

A Masonic Service will begin at 5:45 p.m. Friday at Cotrell Funeral Chapel in Poplar Bluff with visitation following until 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the funeral chapel with Pastor Danny Collins officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Ceme-tery in Poplar Bluff.

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