809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Theodore Arthur Busch
December 6, 1934 - October 30, 2023

Theodore Arthur Busch

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Theodore A. Busch ''Papa'', 88, of Lacy-Lakeview was called home to Heaven on Monday, October 30, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 3, at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Riesel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, November 2, at the funeral home.

Papa was born on December 6, 1934 to Hugo and Matilda (Tessman) Busch in Hamilton, Texas. As one of the hardest workers that anyone has ever met, Papa proudly worked for Lone Star Gas Company for 37 years. Upon his retirement from the gas company, he continued to serve his friends and community as a contractor, handyman, and general guru of how to fix any problem with enough creativity and duct tape until he was 70. Papa was a dedicated servant and friend to all who knew him and was willing to drop whatever he was doing to help anyone in need. As a long-time member of Richfield Christian Church, he worked hard to live his life in a godly manner. Papa lived his life adhering to a series of strict norms and values, and was always more than willing to share his knowledge and wisdom with anyone who asked.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Ernest, William, Paul, and Edward Busch, and his sister Anna Schmidt; and his loving wife of 52 years, Marjorie ''Gigi'' Busch. He is survived by his children, Teresa Copeland and husband, Jim, Charles Busch, Amy Yost and husband, Robert III ''Bob'', and David Busch and wife, Tisha; as well as several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers or donations, the family asks that mourners take a moment to live as Papa would have - tell a ''short'' story, drink a cup of coffee, and have a plain cake donut from Shipley's.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel
809 LaClede
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Friday, November 3, 2023
10:00 am
Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel
809 LaClede
Waco, TX  76705
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Riesel Cemetery
Hwy. 6
Riesel, TX  76682
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  1. Ronnie Price
    My condolences to the family. Ted was such a nice guy and was always willing to help with any problem that you had. He had a skill to troubleshoot and fix nearly anything. As always with the skill came the wit to talk his way through whatever he was focusing on or fixing. I always enjoyed each time I saw Ted usually at Shirley's Donuts early in the morning because I knew I'd walk away with a laugh and a new perspective on something. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed. Take a break Ted ,you've definitely earned it.

    Ronnie Price
  2. Shirley Schavey
    I did not know Mr. Theodore Arthur Busch, but I know his son David and his daughter Teresa. He had to be an amazing man because he raised some amazing children. I will be praying for your family and sending lots of love your way. May God take him into his arms and at the same time give peace to his family.
  3. Danny & Jana Coleman
    Words cannot express how deeply sorry to hear of Ted's passing. May you find comfort in the beautiful memories you all share together. It must be a comfort to know he is now with his sweet Margie.
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