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Larry Rex “Doc” Rush: In Our Care ~ June 23, 2020

Stewartsville, MO…. Larry Rex “Doc” Rush was born July 24, 1944 in St Joseph, MO.  The son of Paul Franklin and Martha Lee (Elliott) Rush passed away peacefully with his family at his side, June 23, 2020.

Larry graduated from Lafayette High School in 1962 before doing 2 tours in Vietnam. 
He attended George Washington University earning a Bachelors Degree. He served in duty on the USS Salinan ATF-161, USS Conolly DD-979, and the USS Tripoli LPH-10, served in numerous duty stations from coast to coast, and retired as a decorated Senior Chief Petty Officer after 24 years of service. He worked for the Dekalb County Ambulance as a Paramedic where he served on the board. He worked for the WRCC and CRCC prisons where he was an investigator for the DOC before retiring as a Sergeant.

“Doc” enjoyed sports, especially if his grandchildren were involved. He spent many hours fishing whether enjoying a farm pond catching bass or in the deep sea catching sharks, reading, drawing, studying Native American History, and dressing up in Halloween costumes to “scare” the grandkids.

He was a true patriot, a die hard Republican, and a life long Chicago Bears fan.

On July 7, 1990, “Doc” and Mona Lynn Johnson were united in marriage in Stewartsville, MO.

Larry is proceeded in death by his parents; brother Thomas Rush, and many other brothers and sisters of the US Armed Forces.

Survivors include his wife Mona; four sons, Lloyd (Cheryl) Rush of Dearborn, Paul (Amy) Rush of Stewartsville, Eric (Debra) Rush of Gower, Tom (Julie) Rush of St. Joseph; Step-children,
Adam (Steph) Rogers and Phillip (Jen) Rogers of Marshfield; sister, Linda Whitsell; eighteen grandchildren, Solomon Rush, Sophia Rush, Gage Rush, Cain Rush, Libby Rush, J.T. Rush, Trevor Rush, Brittney Frazier, Bree-Onna Rush, Brooke-Lynn Rush, Bishop Rush, Sage Rogers, Blake Rogers, Kaleb Rogers, Jakeb Rogers, Chancelor Bloxham, Maddison Rogers, Dylon Rogers, and Ambrea Rogers; and nieces Stacy Wright and Michelle Guyer.

Funeral Services will be 2pm Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Turner Family Funeral Home of Stewartsville with burial following at Old School Presbyterian Cemetery of Stewartsville with full military honors. Visitation:  6 to 8pm Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions; Wounded Warrior Project, American Cancer Society

Online condolences: http://www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com

4 Responses to “Larry Rex “Doc” Rush: In Our Care ~ June 23, 2020”

  1. Cheryl File June 24, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

    I am wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. I pray that God continues to bless you and heals your hearts.

  2. Patiaunce McCall June 26, 2020 at 1:19 am #

    Much love and many prayers go out to the Rush family. I pray you find strength, healing and peace in each other. May God help you focus not only on the loss but on all the happy moments, the love and the memories that he leaves in his place. He may be gone but he will still live through all of you and the imprints he left on your hearts and lives.

  3. Rick Bernard June 26, 2020 at 11:27 am #

    My Condolences to Rush family. R.I.P.

  4. Chuck June 26, 2020 at 12:16 pm #

    Senior Chief Rush was a mentor and friend of mine. I learned a lot from him and he will be missed greatly.
    HMC Chuck Koopman

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