Rhett J. Busby

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Rhett passed away peacefully at his home after a fierce battle with cancer. Rhett was born on September 29, 1973 in Milan, Mo., to Jack and Marcia (Casady) Busby.

Rhett graduated from Putnam County R-1 in May 1992. Rhett had such a passion for life. He was fun-loving, easy going, never knew a stranger and always had a smile to share. Rhett was a kindhearted and gentle soul with an infectious laugh. One of Rhett’s favorite past times was impersonating his favorite celebrities. He could often be found resembling Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Jr., Daniel Boone, The Lone Ranger and the legendary Elvis! He also loved cheering on his favorite sports teams and dressing as his favorite Halloween characters. He already had his Freddy Krueger costume ready for this Halloween. Rhett loved to talk about sports, the weather, Halloween, celebrities and anything under the sun. Rhett loved life and always found a way to see the bright side of everything. He had a personal relationship with our Lord and held strongly to his faith.

Rhett was preceded in death by his mother, Marcia Busby of Liberty, Mo.; his grandparents, Roger and Judy Busby of Lucerne, Mo., and Fon and Vera Casady of Unionville, Mo.

Left to cherish his memory are his father, Jack Busby; and siblings, Richie (Christina) Busby of Lawson, Mo., Roger (Kristina) Busby of Kearney, Mo., Ryan (Jennifer) Busby of Lawson, Mo., and Jaclyn (Troy) Kendall of Kearney, Mo. Rhett had many nieces and nephews that he adored, TJ (Heather) Busby of Lawson, Mo., Brittney (Chris) King of Kearney, Mo., Wesley Clifford, Bailey Busby, Grant Busby, Bryson Busby, Jaxon Kendall and Canan Kendall. Rhett was also blessed with great-nieces and nephews as well, Tucker Tracy, Jilliyn Busby, Maverick Busby, Breanna King, Macey King, Myah King and Makena King.

Due to the extenuating circumstances with the virus outbreak, services will be postponed to the summer. At that time, the family will hold a celebration of life in Kearney at the Kearney Firehouse Community Center and a graveside service at the Lucerne Cemetery in Lucerne, Mo. All service information will be shared once it is available.

Sympathy cards can be sent to Jack Busby, 2328 Dogwood St, Liberty, MO. 64068.

Arrangements in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

Our Sincere Condolences

So sorry for your loss.
Rhett taught all of us how to live a good and kind life.
We would all be better people if we followed his example.
Will keep you and your family in our thoughts during this difficult time.
Patricia Long

Rhett was a joy to anyone that was blessed to meet him. His smile and laugh was contagious. I always loved watching him preform at the Lucerne Fair talent show. He will forever be missed but never forgotten.
Mikkie Foster

Rhett’s smile and laugh was contagious. He will always be missed but never forgotten.
Mikkie Richardson

We are so very sorry, we are thinking of all of you during this most difficult time!
Darlene and Roger Ryals and family

We are very sorry to hear of your loss.  I always enjoyed Rhett at the reunions.  We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Lane and Jo Anne Minear

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I always enjoyed seeing Rhett at our cousin reunions.  I will be praying for your family during this difficult time.
Sally McFarling