Charles Edward Rush, Jr., 90, of Peachtree City, Ga.


Charles Edward Rush, Jr., was born on February 14, 1933, in Fairburn, Georgia, to the late Charles E. and Bessie Davis Rush, Sr. He entered his eternal home in the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ peacefully on February 4, 2024, in Newnan, Georgia.

He was preceded in death by, a brother, Donald Rush, and sister Ellen Ann Rush Barrick, a grandson, Timothy Rush, and great-granddaughter Ryane Taylor Rush. He was raised by godly parents in East Point, Georgia, and lived there until 1977 when he moved the family to Peachtree City, Georgia, where he was a well-respected member of the community.

Charles Edward (Ed) Rush, Jr.
Charles Edward (Ed) Rush, Jr.

As a dedicated and faithful follower of Jesus, Ed was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his lovely wife, Shirley Maloy Rush, son Tom (Lesli) Rush of Monroe, Georgia, daughter Terri (Dave) Allison of Senoia, Georgia, son David (Lori) Rush of Dadeville, Alabama, and grandchildren, Nathan (Sara) Rush, McPherson, Kansas; Andrew (Kristi) Rush, The Colony, Texas; Joshua (Jenny) Allison, Marietta, Georgia; Justin (Shandry) Allison, Senoia, Georgia; Lacey (Cam) Porter, Atlanta, Georgia; Chaz (Kenley) Rush, Birmingham, Alabama, Sister Jane Rush Cresci, Canton, Georgia, and eleven great-grandchildren.

Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country for nearly eight years during the Korean war era. He was a very accomplished and successful electrical engineer working in the steel and plastic strapping business for many years with Acme/Interlake. He attended Southern and Georgia Tech and was an avid Yellow Jacket fan. He passed on his love of sports to his children and grandchildren, teaching them how to play and often coaching their teams.

His love for his family was demonstrated by the faithfulness of his marriage to Shirley for seventy years. Their marriage was a great testimony to others of love for Christ and each other. He set a good and godly example for all with whom he came into contact. He gave wise counsel, could fix almost anything, and had a great sense of humor. His love for his family was demonstrated daily in the things he did to serve them.

One of his greatest assets was his godly influence on others. For years he taught ten-year old boys in Sunday School, sharing the gospel and discipling them to serve the Lord loyally.

Later in life he taught men in Sunday School and coached the church softball team, extending his influence to several generations of men. He was a faithful servant of the Lord, serving the church as a deacon, usher, committee member and in nearly any capacity where he was needed.

He was a long-time faithful member of First Baptist Church, East Point, Georgia, and First Baptist Church, Peachtree City, Georgia.

Ed will be greatly missed but his family is rejoicing in knowing that he is safely home with the Lord and healed from all his earthly ailments.

The family would like to suggest that in lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to First Baptist Church, 208 Willow Bend Road, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

A visitation will be held at Mowell Funeral Home, Peachtree City, Geogia, on Thursday, February 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The funeral will be held at First Baptist Church, Peachtree City, Georgia, on Friday, February 9. Visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am, and the funeral service at 11:00 am, with Dr. Joey Rodgers and Dr. Tom Rush officiating. Burial will be at 3:00 pm on Friday at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, McDonough, Georgia.

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