Willard L. "Buck" Rush, 81, of Evening Shade, died Nov. 21, 2001, at his home.
Born July 5, 1920, at Evening Shade to Walter V. and Molly Ford Rush. Formerly of Noblesville, Ind., he retired from Firestone Industrial Products in 1981 after more than 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM 74, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church at Evening Shade.
Survivors include his wife, Gean Roach Nieman Rush of the home; four daughters -- Gingie "Jill" McCune, Rebecca L. Dash, both of Noblesville, Bonnie S. Neidus of Beachwood, Ohio, and Dorothy "Andy" Anderson of Batesville; two brothers -- W. D. Rush and Garland Rush both of Kokomo, Ind.; two sisters -- Jane "J.C." Ring of Kansas City, Mo., and Rose Murphy of Gould; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers -- Orville Rush, Coy "Chuck" Rush; four sisters -- Susie Kunkel, Mildred Higginbot-tom, Minnie Belle Bearden, Mary D. Rush; and a granddaughter, Libby McCune.
The funeral was Nov. 25, 2001, at Qualls Funeral Home Chapel in Cave City with Norman Ross Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Lee's Chapel Cemetery at Sandtown.
Pallbearers were Wes Mann, Sherman Ables, Harvey Hudspeth, Carlton Provence, Bill Pierce and Ken Ward.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles Tucker and staff.
Arrangements were under the direction of Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.