Rev. Robert Leon “Bob” Brush, Sr. 87, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Carolina Medical Center-Main in Charlotte. He was born July 20, 1930 in Birmingham, Ala., to the late Gilbert and Minnie Miller Brush. Bob was a Pastor from 1963 to 2001, his passion was his ministry. Bob founded Raleigh Tile & Marble in McArthur, W. Va., and was a Building Contractor.
He loved driving his 1950 Studebaker. In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Jernigan Brush; brothers, Bert Brush, Norman Brush and Ben Brush; sister, Ruthie Brush Jernigan; and grandson, Brian Andrew Brush. Robert is survived by his daughters, Beverly Reasoner of Murrels Inlet, Kayren Terpenning and husband Russell of Concord, Sheila McClanahan and husband Gary of Noblesville, Ind., and Robin Parnell and husband Jimmy of Stanton, Ala.; sons, Robert Leon Brush Jr.and wife Donita of Beckley, W. Va., and Byron Brush and wife Christine of Rockwell; he is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation: The family will greet friends and relatives on Sunday, May 20, 5-7 p.m., at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC. Service: The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, May 21, in the Nazareth Community Church, Rockwell, NC, with Rev. Mike Shoaf, officiating. Burial will follow in Brookhill Memorial Gardens, Rockwell, NC. Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Brian's Safehouse 368 Dearing Drive Mount Hope, WV 25800 or at www.brianssafehouse.org. The family would like to offer a special thank you to Bob's most recent caregivers, Kathy Miller, Rachel Carlyle and Tricia Christy. Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is assisting the Brush family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.