OAKMAN, Ala. - John D. Rush, 64, formerly of Bernie, Mo., died Nov. 11, 2003, at the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.
Born April 13, 1939, at Oneonta, son of the late Sherman Thomas and Grace Elsie Todd Rush, he had worked in hotel security and was a member of the Cornerstone Assembly of God Church.
On June 30, 1956, at Kennett, Mo., he married Faye Garrison who preceded him in death on Jan. 16, 2003.
Survivors include: four sons, Marty Rush of Austell, Ga., David Rush of Kennett, Travis Rush of Lithia Springs, Ga., and Benjamin Rush of Dexter, Mo.; seven daughters, Joanne Coblentz of Sarasota, Fla., Treca Rush of South Point, Ohio, Johnetta Garbiso of Walsenburg, Colo., Sandi Podskoc of Warner Robbins, Ga., Beckie Collier of Sikeston, Mo., and Paula Collier and Wanda Rush of Dexter; one brother, Sherman Rush of Shannon, Miss.; one sister, Sarrah Porter of Oakman; and 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Clifford Ray Rush; and one great-grandchild, Blake Edward Jordan.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. Friday until service time at 11 a.m. at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. The Rev. Earnest Puckett and the Rev. Jimmy Porter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Smith-Stevenson Cemetery in rural Bernie.