Oscar “O.C.” Cowden Rush Jr. passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in Grove, Oklahoma.

O.C. was born on January 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 railroad.

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.

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 grandpuppies, Poodle Poco and Yorkie Sugar Baby.

Memorial services for O.C. are currently being planned for the 23 of April, with an honor guard presenting the colors at Fort Gibson Nation Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Okla. There will be a memorial service at South Ridge Baptist Church immediately following.

Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com.

Service is under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Grove, Oklahoma.