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.
Online condolences may be left at
Service is under the direction of
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Grove, Oklahoma.