American Veteran 09

Bobby "Bob" Lewis Rushing

February 8, 1936 ~ July 15, 2019 (age 83)

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Bobby “Bob” Lewis Rushing, 83, of Salem, AL died at his residence with his loving wife of 66 years by his side.

Funeral services, with Military honors, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2019 in the Chapel of Vance Brooks Funeral Home, Phenix City with Rev. Travis Rigsby officiating. A private interment will follow in Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Rushing was born February 08, 1936 in Metter, GA to the late Johnny Rushing and Amelia Hayes Gamber. He served our country honorably for 20 years in the U. S. Army as a Combat Medic with 5th Special Forces Group and a jump master serving two tours in Vietnam. After the Army, he began a new career in law enforcement. Bob served in Miami-Dade County, Russell County, Lee County and Muscogee County as a Deputy Sheriff. His last position was as Head of Security for the Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Bob or “Rev.” Bob as some called him, was a loving family man, joker, and avid Alabama Football and Braves fan. He enjoyed fishing and playing jokes on family and friends.  He was a member of Kirkland Baptist Church in Columbus.  He is no longer with us, but his wisdom and love will continue to influence future generations.

Survivors include his constant companion of 66 years, Christine Price Rushing, Salem, AL; three children, Debra Rushing Ming (Kenneth), Steve Rushing (Barbara) and Robert Rushing; one sister, Barbara Ann John (David); five grandchildren, Jimmy Medley, Jr., Ashley Clark, Daniel Rushing (Holly), Madison Ming and Austin Ming; three great-grandchildren, Caiden and Camden Davis and Hunter Rushing; numerous nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

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July 17, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home
3738 Hwy 431 N / 280 S, P.O. Box 1429
Phenix City, AL 36868

Funeral Service
July 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Vance Brooks Funeral Home
3738 Hwy 431 N / 280 S, P.O. Box 1429
Phenix City, AL 36868

Private Interment

Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery
553 AL-165
Ft. Mitchell, AL 36856

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