John Busby

John Busby

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John Busby
August 6, 1947 - June 8, 2021

John Rayford Busby, Jr., 73, husband of Deborah Gault Busby of Anderson, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born in Anderson on August 6, 1947, he was the son of the late John Rayford Busby, Sr., and the late Mary McClure Busby.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Emily Busby Metts (Jonathan), stepdaughters, Laura Fagg Ellison, and Leah Fagg Maus (Greg), grandchildren, Emma and Nolin Metts, step-grandsons, Joshua and William Ellison, and Wyatt and Tristan Maus, three sisters, Bess McIntyre (Pete) of Anderson, SC, Anna Pittman (Ron) of Raleigh, NC, and Louise McClure (Tripp) of Westminster, SC. He is also survived by eight very special nieces, Elizabeth McIntyre Fairchild, Stephanie McIntyre Knisley (Chip), Marianna Pittman, Kathryn Pittman Chappelle, Marett McClure Bishop (Tracy), Ashley McClure, Laura McClure Holt (Bradley), Jane McClure, and lots of close cousins and good friends.

John was a faithful member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. He loved the Lord, and he so loved his church family.

John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from January 1966 to December 1968.

John spent his childhood on a dairy farm and worked most of his adult life as a dairy farmer. He was a cowboy through and through. You rarely saw John without his cowboy hat and boots, a starched neatly pressed long sleeved shirt and those heavily starched jeans. He had a special love for and bond with his horses and dogs (and even a cat or two). He was an avid reader, loved music and especially loved singing to his precious daughter, Emily, every single day as she was on her way to work and on her way home from work. He dearly loved all his family, and he loved each one with his whole heart. HE WILL TRULY BE MISSED!

The family will host a memorial service at Forest Hill Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Road, Anderson, SC on Saturday, June 12, 2021, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Tom Owen will officiate. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Forest Hill Baptist Church, 909 Plantation Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The Standard Cremation & Funeral Center is serving the Busby family and a message of condolence may be sent by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Forest Hill Baptist Church
    909 Plantation Road
    Anderson, South Carolina 29621
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 12th, 2021 11:00am
    Forest Hill Baptist Church
    909 Plantation Road
    Anderson, South Carolina 29621
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Anna Pittman

Posted at 09:22pm
Well done good and faithful servant. 💜💜

Ray & Cheryl Thomas

Posted at 10:28am
Debbie & families,
Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gerald and Lois Riggins and employees of Riggins garment care

Posted at 06:18am
Our sympathy to the family of an All American cowboy and Godly man. He will be missed and remembered . The Family of Riggins Garment Care

Ron Vigus

Posted at 05:28pm
Emily, Our hearts were broken for you and your family when we heard the news of your loss. We are asking God to bring to you the comfort that only He can. Ron and Joyce Vigus

Emily Metts Posted at 11:38pm

Mr. Vigus and Mrs. Joyce, thank you so much for your kind thoughts. This has definitely been a shock to us all and my world will never be the same. I appreciate you reaching out and hope you are all doing well. Emily

Ray Beasley

Posted at 03:14pm
My prayers go out to John's family. I went to Hanna with John and Debbie. May God wrap his arms around his family.
Ray Beasley, Canton, GA

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