George William “Bill” Brush III, 73, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013, in Union Hospital with his family by his side. He was born Jan. 23, 1939, in New Castle, to George W. Brush II and Anna Harris Brush. He was raised in Terre Haute by his mother, Anna Lingafelter, and his father, who raised him, Montie Lingafelter. On April 11, 1973, he married Maria Certain; this year they would have celebrated their 40th year of marriage. He retired as an estimator at S & G Excavating after 35 years. He also had served his country with the U.S. Army in the 504th MP Battalion.
He is survived by his wife; his son, Montie Brush and his wife Jill; daughter, Melody Givens and her husband Scott; grandsons Aaron Brush and A. J. Brush of Indianapolis, Brandon Brush and his fiancée Jane Thornberry of Terre Haute; and granddaughter, Alisha Drake of Indianapolis. He has one cousin, Tom Harris and wife of Terre Haute; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends.
He was a member of Rosedale American Legion Post 290 and Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church South Campus. He loved the Lord with all his heart. He is in heaven with his grandson, Klye Drake; and a special lady, Helen Frost, who took him to church every Sunday when he was a small boy. Helen was like a mother to him.
Memorial services will be Sunday, Jan, 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church south campus with the Revs. Aaron Wheaton and Rick Swan officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time. Contributions in his memory may be made to 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Online condolences may be offered at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com