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 –
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.