November 5, 1951 - October 9, 2021
Obituary for Richard (Rickey) Busby Richard (Rickey) D. Busby, age 69, passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on October 9, 2021. He was a good and honorable man who always had a kind word, or a joke and a smile for anyone he encountered. Everyone he met along his life’s journey felt better for it. Rickey, known as “Buzz” to many of his friends and family, was a graduate of Bessemer High School. While there, he was a multisport star in basketball and baseball. Baseball was his passion, and where he truly excelled. During his senior year, he was offered a baseball scholarship to the University of Alabama. However, he got the chance to live his true dream when the Houston Astros drafted him in the Major League Baseball Draft. Rickey spent several years in professional baseball. After the travels of baseball, Rickey returned to the Birmingham area to start a family. Even though he loved baseball, his family was his greatest joy. He continued to enjoy all sports, especially watching his son coach his Helena Huskies football team. Rickey was preceded by the passing of his parents Cecil and Virginia Boothe Busby. He leaves behind a legacy of love to his wife of 50 years Marilyn Rhodes Busby, son Richie Busby, daughter Kimberly Busby Dye (Jonathan), grandchildren Avery Busby, Kate Busby, Palyn Dye, Breelyn Dye, Dalton Dye, sisters Ginger Busby Rountree (Chuck), Paige Busby Turk, brothers Mike Busby, John “Tip” Busby (Mary), brothers in law Dan Rhodes (Evelyn), David Rhodes, and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held for Rickey on October 17, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Oasis of Praise located at 6922 Pocahontas Road, Bessemer, AL 35022 behind the Church under the pavilion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rickey’s name to Helena Youth Football 1310 Hillsboro Parkway, Helena, AL 35080 attention: Coach Busby.
Obituary for Richard (Rickey) Busby Richard (Rickey) D. Busby, age 69, passed away into the arms of Jesus Christ on October 9, 2021. He was a good and honorable man who always had a kind word, or a joke and a smile for anyone he encountered.... View Obituary & Service Information
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