Randell E. Rushing, 83, of Elizabethtown, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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He was a native of Bemis, Tenn., served 20 years in the Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He retired after 18 years of civil service at the Fort Knox Weapons Department; he was a former member of Magnolia Masonic Lodge and the Shriners Club of Louisville. He was a member of Malesus Baptist Church and attended Fort Knox Main Post Chapel. He loved the outdoors including fishing, hunting and gardening. He was known for his delicious home-grown tomatoes. His heart of gold will be missed terribly by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Jefferson and Meddie Victoria Hobbs Rushing; two brothers; and one half-sister.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Gladys Lee Rushing; a son, Richard Wayne (Bonnie) Rushing of Cecilia; two daughters, Rhonda (Tony) Meredith of Cecilia and Janet Lee Rushing of Louis-ville; five grandchildren, Matt (Sarah) Rushing, Jonathan (Jennifer) Rushing, Samuel (Brittney) Rushing, Becky (Richard) Smallwood and Bonnie Meredith Cooper; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylyn, Justin, Madison, Preston, Brooke, Jay, Cameron and one on the way; a sister; and two half-sisters.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Chaplain Lt. Col. James Boulware officiating. Burial follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Oct. 9, 2012