Theodore Fordson Rushing, Jr., age 56 passed away March 28, 2013, en-route to his birthplace in Ponce de Leon after a brief illness. Jr., was born June 5, 1956 in DeFuniak Springs. He was an avid fisherman and excellent shade tree mechanic. For the last years of his life, Jr., lived in Campbellsville, Ky., with his companion, Kathi Coatney of Marianna. He helped raise her children who affectionately called him "Papa".
Jr., is survived by his mother, Agnes Rushing of Ponce de Leon; two sisters, Janie Carroll and husband Uvonne of Leonia and Gina Devin and husband Rob of Chipley; two nephews, Brad Carroll and his daughter Amber Carroll and Chad Carroll and wife Jessica and their children Landry and Daniel Carroll of Leonia; his companions children, Rachel Haddix and husband Doug of Bonifay, Mariah Yantz and husband Tim of Nicholasville, Ky., Raina Logan and husband Scott of Lexington, Ky., and his grandchildren, Brannon Jackson and wife Minisah and daughter Mauriah of Orlando, Trystan and Keegan Jackson of Bonifay and Peighton, Colton, Kami and Nolan Yantz of Nicholasville, Ky.
Junior's ashes will be scattered on the river bank with is daddy, Theodore F. Rushing, Sr., where they enjoyed many happy pain free days at their favorite fishing holes. Hayes Funeral Home of Elba, Ala., was entrusted with the arrangements.