William Rush
January 22, 1932  -  January 26, 2018

William Rush

Memorial Service
First Baptist Church
504 S Alice Ave
Monahans, TX  79756
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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William C. (Bud) Rush, 86, passed away on January 26, 2018 in Odessa, Texas. Bud was born in Springfield, MO to Otis Cornilus Rush and wife Louella Ruth on January 22, 1932. He married the love of his life Lawanda Byrd Rush on June 10, 1954 in Monahans, Texas.

Bud was raised and schooled in Joplin, MO. He retired from Coca Cola after 30 years but continued to work for Dunagan Family. Bud also worked in the oil fields of West Texas in the 50’s, he was a floor hand, derrickman, and driller. He was a devoted Christian, father, husband, and loved his country. Bud was on the Monahans V.F.D for many years. He was a Gideon, Deacon, and always a helping hand ready for the handicapped. Bud was an avid member of the First Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his loving son; Todd Rush, father; Otis Rush, mother; Ruth Rush, four brothers, and one sister.

Bud is survived by his loving wife; Lawanda Rush, two daughters; Vickie Gallander and husband Tommy, Patricia Bryan and husband Gary, seven grandchildren16 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and numerous precious friends and family.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas with Dr. Charles Inman officiating.

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  1. Michelle Wetzig
    Monahans, TX

    So sorry to hear of buds passing ,he was such a good friend to me and my family . He will be missed.

  2. Peggy J West
    Monahans, TX

    Mr Rush daughter Patricia was our mail lady, got to know her for many years, sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to the family. James and Peggy West, also Sherman West sends his condolences

  3. Ondria Mings Jenkins
    , CO

    We love you dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. john kinman
    wickett, TX

    Wanda i know you miss Bud, but rejoice in the fact that he is with Jesus today. Bud was a great inspiration for me and my family. i will never forget his help and care when Cathy died. Bud will be remembered for a long time.

  5. Audrey Chatman
    Monahans, TX

    R.I.Love Mr.Rush

  6. Mark and Gail Lewis
    Windsor, CO


    Bud was not only a great Christian, mentor, and example...he was a cherished friend to the Lewis family. We will miss him. Mom and Dad are welcoming him. Our love and prayers go to you, and the girls.

    Mark & Gail

  7. Lisa Clower
    Monahans, TX

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Bud was a patient and kind man. May God bless you with comfort

  8. Becci Calder
    Monahans, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with Wanda and the rest of the family. Bud was great friend to us. I love you all.

  9. Clifford &Melinda Solomon
    , TX

    Dear Wanda and family, I don't know where to begin or what words to say. How can u express the love and joy that a person has given u. Just by being ur friend. Bud and Wanda both , we love u so very much. Bud u will be missed. But I'm rejoicing knowing u r with the Lord,Todd and the rest of the family!All of our love and prayers r with all!

  10. Afton Young and Jim Watkins
    Cassville, MO

    Sorry for your loss. Praying for you all. Love u all.

  11. John holden
    Joplin, MO

    RIP Uncle Bud

  12. Sherry Holdman Olivas
    Laredo, TX

    God bless you. Wanda my prayers are with you. You, Bud and Todd were a very important part of my life as a child. I have been blessed in teaching special needs children for twenty years.

  13. Radonna Welch
    Waxahachie, TX

    You’re family are in my prayers. Love you!

  14. Martin Olgin
    McKinney, TX

    So many fond memories of Mr. Rush, great man and devout Christian. Prayers for his family

  15. Rosa Rains
    Monahans. 79756, TX

    Sorry for your loss prayers

  16. debra francisco
    monahans, TX

    Wonderful man. The only grandfather figure I had. Love you all so much.

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