Rector F. “Butch” Bussell, Jr.

June 26, 1951 - March 20, 2023

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Rector F. "Butch" Bussell, Jr.,  71, of Taylor Mill, KY passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023. He was a local and over the road truck driver. Butch was a First Sergeant, Combat Engineer U.S. Army Veteran with 35+ years of military service. He served in Operation Desert Storm and did 2 tours in Iraq. Butch was a member of the Marshall-Schildmeyer VFW Post #6095, in Latonia, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents: Rector and Geneva Bussell, Sr. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 50 years: Emma J. Bussell and daughters: Sheila Ann (Kenneth Bergelt) Bussell, Michele F. (late: Jason) Napier, Sarah Elizabeth (Karlas Faulkner) Bussell and Lisa Marie (Daniel) Timmers; siblings: Gloria J. (Thomas) Haussler and Kenneth Bussell; niece: Teresa Perkins; nephews: Garry Bussell and Adam Robinson; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 from 9:00 AM until the Funeral Service at 11:00 AM. Interment with Honor Guard Service: Highland Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, KY. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to: Cincinnati V.A. Medical Center, 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Marilynn Roberts - Apr 26, 2023
Dear Emma and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband, as we have kept in touch for the last 5 years since we retired together, you have told of his decline in health, he is in the arms of the angels now and god has his arm around you to comfort you, your friend truly forever Marilynn
John Prince - Mar 24, 2023
Sheila, I am thinking of you and your family and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers at the very difficult time. I hope the wonderful memories of your dad will bring you comfort now and in the coming days. JP
Robert E. Suesakul, SFC (Ret) - Mar 24, 2023
I had the honor of serving with then MSG Bussell on my second tour in Iraq. He was a great mentor and friend. I, with many of his Brothers and Sisters, will miss him dearly. Prayers go out to his Family and Friends.
Barbie Howard cobb - Mar 23, 2023
Heaven gained an Angel! Prayers & Hugs to your family! You will b missed!
Jamey Howard Edwards - Mar 23, 2023
You will be missed dearly.Always loved you and enjoyed you visiting You were a very nice person. Will miss you.
SFC William J Taylor Ret - Mar 22, 2023
Sorry to hear about Butch,I served with him at ft Thomas, he was my 1SG, I will miss him, and he has taught me a lot, he was a good msn and an Excellent soldier God bless
Chris Cummings - Mar 22, 2023
So sorry to hear of the passing of 1SG Bussell. He was well-respected and always kept us motivated with his sense of humor. Rest easy, First Sergeant.
Harold Robinson - Mar 22, 2023
So sorry to the families of Butch we were best buddies growing up you will be missed love the family
Teresa Perkins - Mar 22, 2023
Uncle Butch, I say this with a sadden heart. I love you and will miss you. Please tell Granpa & Mamaw hello from us here left on earth. I will send your family prayers and peaceful vibes to help them thru these sad days. Again, I love you and you will always be in my heart. 🩷

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