James Edward Busbey Sr.
James Edward Busbey Sr.
VAN WERT, Ohio — James Edward Busbey Sr., 86, of Van Wert, died at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the C.H.P.- Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio.

He was born on May 19, 1932, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of the late Robert and Esther (Spencer) Busbey. He married Leona Busbey, who preceded him in death on June 30, 2004.

James was a Army veteran of the Korean War.

Family survivors include his five children, James Edward Busbey Jr. of Fort Wayne, Judy (Mike) Snyder of Harlan, Indiana, Jarris (Alan) Huck of Worden, Montana, Jack Busbey of Van Wert, and Jawonia Chrisman of Kansas City, Missouri; 12 grandchildren, James Mohr, Jeremy Busbey, Jalisha Busbey, Jamie Boroff, Craig Snyder, Trish Tucker, Heather Brenner, Danny Hammons, Travis Hammons, Amanda Perdue, Brandon Busbey, and Kevin Chrisman; 41 great - grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery in Washington Township, Paulding County, Ohio.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.