He was born November 5, 1936 in Henderson, West Virginia, son of the late Austin and Frances Plants Roush. Gerald was married to Rita Meek Roush and she survives him. He was a retired carpenter and member of Carpenters Local 200, Columbus, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife, Rita Roush of Gallipolis; five children, James (Julie) Roush and Gerald “Jerry” (Michelle) Roush, all of Canal Winchester, Kimberly Bouaroy of Columbus, Dakota (Tasha) Roush and Jessica (Allen) Nolan, all of Gallipolis; grandchildren raised in the home, Jax, Devin and Rita; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Wayne Roush of Gallipolis and Clarence Roush of Bidwell; sister, Betty Oliver of Xenia.
In addition to his parents, Gerald was preceded in death by a granddaughter Faith Bouaroy, a niece Bonnie Roush, twin brother Earl Roush, brothers Gene Robinson, Virgil Roush, Ralph Roush, Alan Roush, and sisters Barbara Glassburn and Karen Folmer.
There were private services for the family. Willis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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