March 3, 1927-Dec. 22, 2019
Funeral services for William LeRoy Rushing, 92, of Ashland will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Ashland Baptist Church with Dr. David Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Weaver Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at Ashland Baptist Church. Funeral services under the direction of Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.
Mr. Rushing was born March 3, 1927, in Ashland and passed away Dec. 22, 2019.
Mr. Rushing served his country in the United States Army under General Patton, for whom he had the honor of driving his jeep. He served in both World War II and the Korean War. He also had the privilege of shaking hands with President Eisenhower. Mr. Rushing was a member of the Ashland Masonic Lodge. He loved his family and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lecie Louise Wooley Rushing; grandson, Seth Randall Rushing; parents, William F. Rushing and Sabra Elizabeth Cosby; three brothers, Lloyd B. Rushing, Arnold O’Dell Rushing and Claude A. “Shorty” Rushing; and three sisters, Lora E. Rushing, Cyble R. DeVille,and infant Crystal Inez Rushing.
Mr. Rushing is survived by one son, Randall Rushing and wife Jere’ of Ashland; one daughter, Diane Warren and husband Randy of Ashland; two grandchildren, Evan Warren and Lecie Rushing,, both of Ashland; one brother, Howard Rushing and wife Ruby of Stanley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary Rushing, Michael Rushing, Terry Rushing, Jessie Wooley, Jonah Wooley and John Alan Wooley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Griffin, Chad Curole, Troy Wamsley, Evan Warren, Lecie Rushing, Josie Griffin and Allie Curole.