Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1953 RJC

Jerry Rushing JERRY L. RUSHING, 69, died Dec. 19, 2004 in Athens, TX. Jerry had battled cancer for 18 months. He was born May 18, 1935 in Sweetwater, TX to the late Lemuel Thomas & Della Folmar Rushing. He was preceded in death by a brother, Allen T. Rushing (RHS-1947), father-in-law, J.C. Price & step-mother, Selma Gailey Rushing. Burial was at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Jerry is survived by his wife of 47 years, Wynona Price Rushing, sons and daughters-in-law, Gary Lee and Rachel Ford Rushing, Waco, Tom & Tammy Pierce Rushing, Chandler, grandchildren, Amber and Heather Rushing, Waco, Taylor Allen and Caleb Rushing, Chandler, mother-in-law, Clara Price, Athens, three special nieces, Tammy Rushing Quintero, Cypress, Rhonda Rushing Kelly, Little River, Julie Rushing Page, Victoria. Jerry retired in Nov. of 1997 from Lone Star Gas Company with almost 40 years of service. Following retirement, he worked for Elk Engineering of Fort Worth, TX. He had a love for his work in cathodic protection as a occupation. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed on San Clemente Island, CA, at the time of his marriage to Wynona in Dec. of 1957. He was a charter member of the Breakfast Kiwanis Club and honorary member of the Pilot Club of Athens where he assisted in their projects as well as serving as photographer. The Athens High School Band program was special to him and he assisted in this program from the late 1970's through the 1990's. He was an amateur radio operator and enjoyed anything that involved community service. The Rushing's joined First Baptist Church in 1960 when they moved to Athens from Ranger. Jerry attended school in Snyder and Ranger where he was a graduate of the Ranger High School Class of 1953. He then attended Ranger Jr. College. Jerry coached the Babe Ruth League in Athens in the 1960's and enjoyed working with the youth.