Thomas (Tommy) Clayton Rushing Sr.


Thomas (Tommy) Clayton Rushing Sr., 86, of Randlett, OK, died Sunday.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home, 1101 Sheppard Road in Burkburnett.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Church, 603 S Red River Expressway, Burkburnett, with Pastor Bobby Scott officiating.

Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Randlett under the direction of Owen & Brumley Burkburnett Funeral Home.

Tommy was born March 29, 1936 in Wichita Falls to Joe and Francis Rushing. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps on October 29, 1953 and served for two years and two months ending with an honorable discharge. He then returned to Burkburnett. After his return, he started some efforts in the area. He then started a career with Preston Dairy as a lorry driver. He tried his hand at raising several different animals and became a farmer in southern OK. He enjoyed attending auctions, gardening, fishing, and summering by the lake.

Tommy was predeceased by his parents; stepfather, Louis Johnson; and mother-in-law, Doris Rushing; and a sister Delores Conner.

Survivors include his wife, Joan Rushing of Randlett, OK.; children, Thomas Rushing Jr of Iowa Park, Darla Lemmon of Wichita Falls, Kenneth Rushing of Hamilton, Tonya Loving of Weatherford, Tammy Taylor of Commanche and Jody Chavis of Spring Branch; brother, Ronnie Rushing of Ardmore, OK.; two sisters, Francine Benson of Burkburnett and Renee Vandenberg of Devol, OK; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorials be created in memory of the Lighthouse Church or Wichita Falls Hospice.


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