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James Eugene Busha
June 20, 1942 – June 1, 2022
James Eugene Busha, better known as Jim, age 79 of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away on June 1, 2022. He was born in Mississippi on June 20, 1942 to Marshall and Luella Cleveland Busha.
Jim grew up in Boaz, AL and enlisted to the US Army in 1961 as military police. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer and eventually became lead of the US 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. Jim lived in Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Washington DC, and several US states, until settling in Colorado Springs, CO in 1986, and acquired a second residence in Hamilton, AL in 2021.
Jim 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 was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janice S. Busha, parents, James Marshall and Luella Elaine (Cleveland) Busha, siblings, Thomas Jackson Busha, James Bobby Busha, Lela May Coppett, Kenny Ray Busha. Jim is survived by, his son, Jimmy Edwin Busha, daughter, Karen Anne Busha, 5 grandchildren, siblings, Dolly Farmer, Herman Lewis Busha, Mary Lou Smith, Gene Wallace Busha, 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.
A funeral service for Mr. Busha was held on June 6, 2022 at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at the Pikes Peak National Cemetery, 10545 Drennan Road, Colorado Sprints, CO (ection 2 Site 1712).
The above information includes details online here and here at the time of this posting.
Cemetery details are per the Veteran's gravesite locator here.