Farrell W. Bushing, Jr. passed away peacefully at Hospice House on March 10, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 24, 1929 to Farrell and Catherine Carver Bushing. The family later moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy in 1947, Princeton University in 1951 and earned an MBA at Columbia Business School in 1954. His military service was with the US Air Force.
He resided in Greenwich, Connecticut following his 1952 marriage to Helen Forkner with whom he had two sons, F. William Bushing, III and Christopher Carver Bushing.
He was with CBS for 31 years, retiring in 1988 as Vice President of Finance for CBS Records International. In 1970 he married Pamela Moore and resided in New York City with a weekend home in Salisbury, Connecticut to which they retired in 1988 with winter escapes to Florida.
He moved to Pinehurst in 1991 and has enjoyed independent living at Belle Meade since 2014. He served briefly on the Board of Anderson-Tully in Memphis and recently on the Board of the Sandhills Community College Foundation in Pinehurst.
Farrell was an avid reader and enjoyed tennis, skiing and golf. He was a member of the Twin Lakes Beach Club and the Sharon Country Club in Connecticut and the Pinehurst Country Club and the Country Club of North Carolina.
Farrell was preceded in death by a sister, Katherine Bushing Pierce. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; sons, “Bill” (Wendy) and Chris (Soon-ae); grandchildren, Hillary, David and Ashley Bushing, as well as nieces Debbie Willsea (Peter), Jeannie Henderson (Preston) and his beloved dog Julius.
A memorial service will be held at the Belle Meade Chapel on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 2:00PM with a reception to follow.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Sandhills Community College Foundation 3395 Airport Road Pinehurst, NC 28374.
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