Jared Lee Bushong

Mr. Jared Lee Bushong, age 84 a resident of Lakeland went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2021 surrounded by his family. Mr. Bushong was born September 11, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to Claude and Ardyth Rae (Jackson) Bushong. He and his wife have been residents of the area since 2004 coming from Ohio & Michigan. After graduating from high school Jared continued his education at University of Michigan earning his Master’s degree (1960) in Education and then earning his Specialty Education degree in Mathematics from the University of Toledo. He was a retired high school Math Teacher, member of the Toledo Teacher’s Union, an Alumni of the University of Michigan, where he also played football for 4 years and a member of the Torch Club of Toledo. Jared was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Auburndale where he was on the Board of Trustee’s and was an avid volunteer for the Red Bird Mission Group. He enjoyed golf, watching sports on TV and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother – Reid. Jared is survived by his loving & devoted family, wife of 33 years – Linda Bushong of Lakeland, FL.; son – Jeffrey (Stephanie)  Bushong of Nashville, TN.; 5 daughters – Jerilyn (Christopher) Mapes of Chagrin Falls, OH., Jana (David) Czopek of Northville, MI., Jennifer (Brian) Henderson of Gibsonburg, OH., Jennifer Wilson of Toledo, OH. and Kelly (David) Brown of Auburndale, FL.; 14 grandchildren – Ben, Alex, Hannah, Emma, Olivia, Jack, Madelyn, Andrew, Jacob, Emily, Austin, Kate, Peyton & Paige and 4 great grandchildren – Audrey, Warren, Daniel & Ada. A celebration of Mr. Bushong’s life will be held at a later date.