James Eugene Busha, better known as Jim, 79, of Colorado Springs, Col., passed away on June 1, 2022.
He was born in Mississippi on June 20, 1942, to Marshall and Luella Cleveland Busha.
He grew up in Boaz and enlisted to the U.S. Army in 1961 as military police. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and eventually became lead of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Department of South and East Asia. He served 27 years. In 1962, he met his wife in South Korea, and they were married for 55 years before her passing in 2019. He lived in Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Washington D.C., and several U.S. states, until settling in Colorado Springs, Col., in 1986, and acquired a second residence in Hamilton in 2021.
Mr. Busha was a strong and generous provider who deeply loved his family. He held a master’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Forensics, and Ballistics. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with numerous accomplishments, including developing HEMAG long range bolt-action rifles, big game hunting in Alaska, Colorado, Texas, and he planted many trees for future generations.
He is survived by his son - Jimmy Edwin Busha; daughter - Karen Anne Busha; five grandchildren; siblings - Dolly Farmer, Herman Lewis Busha, Mary Lou Smith, Gene Wallace Busha and Clara Nell “Cricket” Henderson; nephew - Gerald Wayne Busha; and other nephews, nieces and relatives. He was highly respected and loved by many. He will be missed very much.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife - Janice S. Busha; parents - James Marshall and Luella Elaine (Cleveland) Busha; and siblings - Thomas Jackson Busha, James Bobby Busha, Lela May Coppett and Kenny Ray Busha.
A funeral service for Mr. Busha was held on Monday, June 6, 2022, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. A private family burial took place at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala. 35594
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