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Dave Alan Rush

August 27, 1944 — August 15, 2021

Coleman

Dave Rush, age 76, of Coleman, died Sunday, August 15, 2021, at his residence.

The family will host a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.  A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 19, 2021, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow with military honors in the Coleman City Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.

He was born David Alan Rush on August 27, 1944, in Jackson, Mississippi to William L. Rush, II and Agnes L. Suddeth Rush.  With his father being an electrical engineer, Dave grew up in Mississippi, Florida, upstate New York, and Louisiana.  He graduated High School in Buras, Louisiana.  Dave married Elizabeth Dee Ray on February 9, 1965, in Abilene, Texas.  He then proudly served his country by serving in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge, Dave then became a Civil Engineer.  He worked as a Civil Engineer Tech for the United States Army Corp of Engineers.  Dave was also a C130 engine technician and diesel mechanic.  Truth be told, Dave was a master of all trades.  He could perform any task to completion and enjoyed every minute of it.  Dave loved classic cars, hunting, and fishing.  He was one of the founding members and president of the Coleman Bass Club.  Dave loved his family and friends and will be truly missed.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Coleman.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Becky Rená Span; and his sisters, Sandra Gayle Shipman and Sara Elizabeth Rush.

He is survived his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Ray Rush of Coleman; his daughter, Ginger Moore and husband Dustin of Coleman; son-in-law, Andre Span of Abilene; eight grandchildren, Jordan Robinson, Chrysten Lofton, Zachary Burks, Ryan Burks, Gabriel Moore, Cheyenne Moore, Ansley Moore, and Luke Moore; 11 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, William L. Rush, III and wife Suzanne of Georgia, Michael Rush and wife Angi of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Andrew Rush; and numerous nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Memorials are suggested in memory of Dave to Hospice of the Big Country, 4601 Hartford, Abilene, Texas 79605, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, or to the Hords Creek Cowboy Church, 3851 Texas State Highway 153, Coleman, Texas 76834.

Remembrances and condolences can be expressed to the family at www.stevensfuneralhome.com.  Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rush family.

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Stevens Funeral Home Chapel

400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, TX 76834

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Stevens Funeral Home Chapel

400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, TX 76834

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