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Jim Rush
James "Jim" Raymond Rush of Fort Smith passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2019, at age 67.
Jim was born in Millinocket, Maine, on Nov. 29, 1951.
Jim was the third of three children of Frank Raymond Rush and Lauretta Bell (Luke) Rush.
He served our country in the Army and Air Force in the Vietnam War from 1969 until 1976. After leaving the military Jim served the state of Arkansas in Arkadelphia's Clark County Sheriff's Office and Police Department. He returned to Sebastian County Sheriff's Office until he retired as a captain in 1999. After retiring, he went to work for TSA in Fort Smith after 9/11 and worked there until total retirement in 2012 as a supervisor.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sandra (Manning) Rush, daughter, Marcia (Rush) Bartlett and husband Chris Bartlett of Fort Smit; two stepsons, Bryan Corley and wife Lisa of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Shawn Corley of Spiro. He is also survived by seven beloved grandkids, Katelyn (Bartlett) Dieffenbacher and Erich of Temecula, California, Caleb Bartlett of Fort Smith, Megan Corley of Spiro, Shawn Michael Corley of Spiro, Brycen James Corley of Tampa, Florida, and JoJo and Bella Corley of Norfolk.
He was preceded in death by his two siblings, Bob Rush and Betsy Dewitt. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Fentress Mortuary Chapel, 1805 N. A St., Fort Smith, with burial to follow at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, 522 Garland Ave.
Family will greet friends from 5- 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be sent to the , Northwest Arkansas Office, 5434 Walsh Lane, Ste 100, Rogers, AR 72758, or go to .
To send an online tribute, go to www.fentressmortuary.com.
Published in Times Record on Jan. 14, 2019
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