Mr. Rushing served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Monica Coomer Rushing; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Kromer and husband Daniel of Clarksville, Tenn.; one sister, Jacquline Sue Barham and husband Chuck of Moline; one brother, James P. Rushing and his wife Leslie of Princeton, Ky.; his mother, Lois Lee Rushing of Metropolis; two grandsons, Ethan Michael Kromer and Bradley Scott Kromer; three nieces, Katie Sue Barham, Ashley Elizabeth Rushing and Jennifer Stallins; one nephew, Eric Poe; and one aunt, Geraldine Wroughton.
He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Rushing.
A memorial service was held Saturday at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis with Rev. Frank Forthman officiating.