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Cook-walden Funeral Home Obituary

Rusty was born on September 18, 1947 in Austin, Texas and he graduated from McCallum High School and after high school he attended Texas State University and North Texas University in Denton, Texas. Rusty enjoyed playing golf, he was known to play with Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite and many others....

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Memorial service

Cook-walden Funeral Home

Sunday, Jan 15th 2017 11:00am

6100 North Lamar, Texas, United States

kirby parsons

January 17, 2017 | Austin, TX

I was a childhood friend of Rusty's and although life took us in different directions, his infectious smile will always be with me.

sharon orr duncan

January 17, 2017 | Austin, TX

Judy: My heart breaks for you and Rusty. You are in our prayers and hearts at this time.

fred gustafson

January 15, 2017 | Austin, TX

I sold rusty several trucks over the years we had a great time arguing over the price and got along well he used to stop by and visit then he moved I moved and we didn't see each other for a few years more like 15 bumped into him at a car lot we knew each other immediately we started calling each other again now he is gone ill miss him

ruth king hansen

January 14, 2017 | Austin, TX

Billie Jean and Randy, know that you are in my prayers to give you strength and comfort through this time. I taught both Rusty and Randy in Sunday School and loved both dearly. I'm sorry for your loss of such a fine gentleman. Ruth King Hansen

charles mccarthy

January 13, 2017 | Pflugerville, TX

played many a round of golf with Rusty and Randy, always a good time had by all... RIP Gentle Giant

j. virginia (bone) scogin

January 10, 2017 | Round Rock, TX

Judy and family, so sorry and sad to learn of Rusty's passing! We were friends at McCallum and I have many happy memories of walking golf courses, swimming at Barton Springs and local lakes and other teenage pursuits. Rusty was a kind, compassionate and loyal friend to me and all he knew. He was a true Texas gentleman and a credit to his family! Though we hadn't seen each other since high school, we did "speak" through social media in recent years. I know he was happy and loved his...

terri smith

January 10, 2017 | Houston, TX

I am so sorry for your loss Judy. I am so glad he found someone that made him truly happy before he left this world. I've fond memories of Rusty and his cutters. With one APHA world champion and another NCHA world champion his passion was evident. I know he's riding into the sunset on horseback in no pain now. Rusty...you'll be missed big guy.

marilyn flinn freund

January 09, 2017 | San Antonio, TX

January 08, 2017

May God's comfort and peace be with you and your family during this sad time.
The Cowan Family