John M. “Jack” Rush

April 17, 1945 - December 2, 2013
John M. “Jack” Rush

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Etowah, NC

John M. ìJackî Rush, 68 of Etowah died Monday, December 2, 2013 at Pardee Memorial Hospital.

A native of New Jersey, he was the son of the late Martin & Mary Louise Rush. Jack is also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Virginia L. ìGingerî Steele-Rush; a brother, Danny; and a sister, Susie.

He was retired and was of the Methodist faith. Jack was a selfless and caring person always putting the needs of others first. He was looked up to and was a much respected individual. Jackís famous words were, ìIíve got things to doî.

He is survived by two children, Trisha L. Rogers and her husband Mike of Kentucky and Mark W. Rush Senior Chief US Navy currently stationed in San Diego, CA; three grandchildren, Christina Rush, Zachary S. Brown, & Caitlyn Rush; a great-granddaughter, Annabelle Curtis; a sister, Madeline Morris; a brother, Karl Rush; and several nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 8:00 PM on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Bloomsbury Cemetery in New Jersey. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home.

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  • December 06, 2013
    Our Deepest Sympathy Everyone at Cook Compression

  • December 06, 2013
    Chuck Roper says:
    Mark and family God Bless all of you. Jack and Ginger were two of our special people that we got to know as friends. Friends first clients second.

  • December 08, 2013
    Richard Feury says:
    I will miss Jacks morning visits to the Post Office and his cheerful "Hello Richard" while he was collecting the mail from his box. May you all find peace in the days that come and know that jack was loved by many. Richard Feury (Etowah Post Office)

  • December 18, 2013
    Esther M. Bauman says:
    I know that you and Ginger are together again. I wish peace and all of God's blessings to both of you and to your family.