Kelvin Bush was born November 28, 1966 in Oklahoma City. He was the second of three children born to parents Peter and Helen Bush.
Kelvin confessed a hope in Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at The Loving Saint James Baptist Church in Spencer, Oklahoma under the leadership of Pastor W.B. Parker. In 2019 Kelvin joined Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK, where his brother-in-law Pastor Derrick Scobey pastors and his sister, First Lady Angela Bush Scobey, and Kelvin’s nieces Emerald and LaceyAnn are members.
Kelvin attended Star Spencer High School and was a graduate of the class of 1985. Kelvin was a friendly soul known as always being a nice guy. His best friends referred to him as “Bush”. Kelvin loved gospel and old school R&B. When he was younger he took piano lessons from former Miss Oklahoma Lisa Reagan at Jenkins Music in Midwest City. His favorite song to play was Michael Jackson’s “Ben”. He was also quite light on his feet and many remember trying to keep up as he cut the rug on the dance floor like none other.
Kelvin worked several jobs after graduation. He began his mastery of customer service at Midwest City businesses Kentucky Fried Chicken and Crest Foods #2. He later became a diesel truck driver for Covenant Transportation where he tamed dangerous, icy, steep, mountainous slopes across the nation. He disliked being away from his family, friends and son Christopher, so he began driving for Coca-Cola, Oklahoma City and he even had a short lived stint working at Lucent Technologies. After furthering his mastery of customer service, Kelvin began a new career in car sales at Hudiburg Toyota, Midwest City where he became a Senior Salesman for many years and won salesman of the month numerous times. Kelvin was “The Voice” of the sales team. If there was ever a problem on the sales floor, he would take it to management and make sure it was fixed. His Hudiburg family admired Kelvin’s great love for his family.
In 2013, Kelvin had to leave his Hudiburg Toyota family to focus on his health. Under the care of the OU Kidney Transplant team, Kelvin received a gift of life in May 2020. Soon, Kelvin was back to his energetic self and continued his five year marketing role at American Tax & Bookkeeping where his peers and clients were dearly attached to his fun, loving and jokester demeanor. He made the office a happy place and used his past car salesman experience to lend advice to his tax team when they purchased cars.
Kelvin brought joy to those around him and gave the best warm hugs. He was an assistant coach for his cousin’s, Landon Samilton, boys and girls Trotters & Lady Trotters basketball teams, and he was fundraiser coordinator for the Trotters and for boys softball. He sure knew how to have a car wash fundraiser. Kelvin was a fanatic Dallas Cowboys fan. Everyone knew to not call him during a Dallas Cowboy football game, nor to walk in front of the TV, and most importantly not to move his TV volume from 42 when he was watching his Cowboys play.
Cherishing Kelvin’s memories are his parents Peter and Helen Bush of Clearview, OK, his son Christopher (Shaunice) of Baton Rouge, LA, daughter Zarena of Del City, OK, son Mark of Del City, OK, grandchildren Serenity and Caius, sister Angela (Pastor Derrick Scobey) of Edmond, OK, brother Gregory of Oklahoma City, OK, fiancé Shameka Harris and daughter Niwre of Del City, OK, four aunts Bobby Patillo (Al) of Chicago, IL, Dorothy Bush of Jones, OK, Jerlene Bush of Midwest City, OK, Jackie Street (Glen) of Seminole, OK, three uncles Ruben Clark (Gwen) Springfield, OK, Ronald “Chris” Bush of Clearview, OK, Joe Mitchell of Belleville, IL, nieces Emerald Scott and LaceyAnn Lake of Edmond, OK, nephew Willie “Trey” Scott III of Waslaco, TX, triplet great-nieces April, Summer and Autumn Green of Edmond, OK, special cousin Orlando “Lynn” Bush, brotherly friend Robert Mbroh of Oklahoma City, OK and a host of cousins, family and friends. Kelvin’s memory will also be cherished by Lavondria, Darious, Delvin and Lanea, whom he adored deeply.
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