Serving the Wasatch Front & Tooele County with old-fashioned warmth and sincerity since 1979.
Rush Kee

Rush Kee

1929 – 2023

          Rush grew up on a farm in Texas.  Rush gave his heart to the Lord as a young teen.  From an early age, he had a love for the violin.  In his late teens and early twenties, Rush played for several Texas western swing bands, notably, Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Rush was one of six people who started the First Baptist Church of Grantsville in 1977.  He married Eve McCord in 1979.  Starting in 1993, Rush and Eve served in missions across Utah and Idaho and in several southern states.  They went on two mission trips to Moscow, Russia in 1997 and 1998.  Rush pastored the First Baptist Church of Grantsville from 2003 until he retired December 2017, being given the title, Pastor Emeritus.  He is survived by his loving family, wife Eve of 44 years, sons, Scot McCord, Dennis Kee, Randy Kee, daughters, LaDonna Russell and Carolyn Burkett.


What must it be to step on Shore

And find it – Heaven;

To take hold of a Hand,

And find it – God’s Hand;

To breathe new air and find it –

Celestial air;

To feel invigorated, and find it – ;


To rise from the care and turmoil

Of earth in to one unbroken calm;

To wake up and find it –


Services will be held on Thursday, June 22 at 2 PM at the

Grantsville First Baptist Church, 235 W Main. Visitation will be held

at 1 hour prior.


  • RICHARD SNIDER Posted June 15, 2023 8:27 pm

    Rush, such a kind man. I have many memories. The biggest is all the talent he had playing musical instruments. You made a real impact on many lives. You are cherished.

  • Chuck and Sandi Johnson Posted June 15, 2023 9:45 pm

    Rush was such a good loving man. He cared for everyone as Jesus would. Go in peace old friend. We hope you find comfort at this difficult time Eve.

  • Rob Lee Posted June 16, 2023 8:04 am

    I always was blessed by Rush sharing his incredible fiddle skills and music with Eve, He blessed many sharing his gifts and sharing God’s word in message. He touched many with his love for Jesus. Thank you for all you did to bless others in the name of Jesus! Rob Lee Utah-Idaho SBC

  • Dan Robertson Posted June 24, 2023 1:41 pm

    Dennis – As a classmate and football teammate of yours at Grantsville High in the 1960s, I am saddened at the passing of your father. Although I did not know him, he must have been a good man and father to have raised a son like you. God Bless. 🙏
    Dan Robertson, Class of ‘67

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