Reverand and Mrs. Bobby L Rushing celebrated sixty years of marriage on Friday, August 16, 2013. Bob and Chris met while he was stationed at Fort Benning. They were married on August 16, 1953 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala. They have three children, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bob and Chris are members of Kirkland Memorial Baptist Church in Columbus and have lived in Salem, Alabama since 1979. During their sixty years of marriage, Chris supported Bob and raised the children while he served two tours of duty in Veitnam. After Bob retired from the military, Chris supported him as he pursued a second career in law enforcement and became an ordained minister in 1979. Bob and Chris claim their secret to their long marriage is their strong faith in God and the trust and love they have put in each other.
Published in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on August 18, 2013