Oscar “O.C.” Cowden Rush Jr. passed

away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Grove, Oklahoma.


O.C. was born on September 27, 1920

to Oscar Cowden Rush Sr. and Lena Alwilda (Vaughn) Rush. Oscar

Joined the United States Navy in 1939 and served during World War

II as a 1st class radioman. He was also a telegrapher for the



O.C. was the manger of the Ku-Ku in

Miami, for over ten years, before he began his career in law

enforcement. He was the Undersheriff for Ottawa County for a number

of years. Oscar enjoyed fishing, especially jug fishing. He was a

life member of the VFW and the American Legion, and a member of the

Akdar Shriners of Tulsa, Nowata Masonic Lodge and Southeast Baptist

Church in Miami, Oklahoma.


O.C. was preceded in death by his

parents; a son, Stephen David; and a brother, La Rue Rush.


Oscar is survived by his wife,

Shirley, of the home; three sons, Roger Allan of Oklahoma City,

Okla., Tim C. Williamson and Terry W. Williamson, both of Grove,

Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He

also left behind his best fishin’ buddy, Grover Wilhite of

Stilwell, Okla. and his grand puppies, Poodle Poco and Yorkie Sugar



Memorial services for O.C. are 11

a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011at South Ridge Baptist Church in Fort

Gibson, Oklahoma. Internment will be on Friday, April 22, 2011 at

Fort Gibson National Cemetery at 1 p.m. The United States Navy will

provide Funeral Honors.


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Service is under the direction of

Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Grove, Oklahoma.