Robert E. Roush Sr.

Robert Edward Roush Sr. age 72, formerly of Olivet, had his life drastically changed on December 17, 2016 due to a major stroke.  On August 13, 2020 he passed away at The Cedar Creek of Hastings, into his Heavenly Home.
Bob was born September 15, 1947 in Battle Creek to Bill and Audrey (Budd) Roush.  He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1965 and was drafted into the Army for two years stationed at Fort Hood in Texas as a key punch operator. Bob’s ability to type kept him from going to Vietnam.
In 1969 he married Linda Adams, she preceded him in death in 1970 leaving behind a newborn son.  Bob married Cathy McVay from Lake Odessa in 1971 and just celebrated 49 years of marriage on August 6.
Bob enjoyed farming, gardening, raising pigs and all sports.  He helped many 4-H kids win a champion at the county fairs.  He cheered the Olivet Eagles for many years, also hitting other schools to watch athletes come through the ranks.
Bob worked at Roush Machine and Tool, Airway, Tevilo, Clark’s, and thirty some years at Riverside Machine Products.
Bob enjoyed his grandchildren and looked forward to their visits.
Bob is survived by his wife Cathy; son Robert Jr. (Becky) Roush; grandchildren, Robert III, David, Lyndi, Matthew and Ellie Roush; brother Bill Roush; sisters Jane (Dale) Bradley, and Tami (David) Beard;  sisters-in-law, JoAnne Emery, and Lois Downing; brother-in-law Wesley (Gail) McVay; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, step-families, and friends.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Linda; father, Bill Roush; mother and stepfather, Audrey and Floyd Hydon brother, Larry Roush; grandparents; parents-in-law, Howardand Marian McVay and brothers-in-law, Wesley Emry and David Downing.
Visitation for family and friends was held on August 17, 2020. Funeral services were held privately on August 18, 2020 at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville with Pastors  Lester DeGroot and Deano Lamphere of Nashville Baptist Church.
Burial was at the Hotchkiss Cemetery, Marshall Township, on J drive N, Marshall, Michigan
In lieu of flowers, Bob’s wishes are for contributions to be made to Nashville Baptist Church Youth Department.