JERRY LEE KUSH October 31, 1942 ~ September 29, 2016 "Jerry was a fun loving man who loved life and enjoyed every day possible." Jerry Lee Kush, 73, of Battle Ground, WA, died peacefully on Thurs., Sept. 29, 2016 at 5:05 p.m. in his home after a two-month battle with an aggressive cancer. He was a family man who was determined and never complained of illness or pain. Jerry received hospice care and was surrounded by family and friends, music, prayers, and love as he passed. Prior to death, Jerry received daily visitors as well as multiple calls from all over calling to pray into his ear. The weeks previous, he was visited by close friends from MO, CA, TX and AK. Jerry grew up in St. Joseph, MO; the son of Walter and Hazel Kush. He was a celebrated athlete at his high school and received a college scholarship for football. Jerry was raised catholic and was very much a part of his community along with brother, Gene. In the 1960's, Jerry moved to California and worked in the car business. He quickly became successful; promoted to sales manager and general manager. Jerry won several sales awards, including all expense paid trips to Nashville, TN; the Super Bowl in Atlanta via Puerto Rico, and a Disney package in Orlando, FL including a Disney Cruise through the Caribbean. In the 1970's, he moved to Oregon, where he met and married his wife Sharon. Jerry was an avid sports fan; with season tickets to the Duck games for over ten years. He was known to take over the living room on Saturdays in Autumn and watch as many games at once as possible. He also rooted for his home town boys in MO. Jerry was very active with golf, boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and most things outdoor. He was also an amazing camp cook. Jerry and Sharon lived throughout Oregon and in retirement settled in Battle Ground, WA in 2006 where he spent many years biking with his friend Don, attending his grandchildren's games, camping with his wife, and keeping up with friends in MO. Jerry was referred to as "The Rock" by his family for always being the strength and support for others. Jerry leaves behind his wife of 45 years, Sharon Lynette Kush; daughter, Shareece Schatz Kush; son, Landon Kush; daughter, Kamera Lee; son, Kevin Andrews; many grandchildren, family, and close friends. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 at 4p.m. at Anthem Church, 1415 NE 223rd Ave., Fairview, OR 97024, anthemfamily.org . For additional information, please contact Shareece at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits .
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