CAMERON—Funeral services for William "Bill" Rushing, 72, of Cameron were held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Cameron with Rev. Gary Maroney officiating. Burial followed at Pebble Grove Cemetery near Cameron.
Mr. Rushing died Wednesday, Nov. 11, in a Temple hospital.
He was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Los Angeles, California to Ray and Beth (Stokes) Rushing.
He was a renowned professional artist and was a commissioned Kentucky colonel for his contribution in western art.
Mr. Rushing was a highway patrolman in California for four years and also a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Cameron.
Survivors are his wife, Peggy Rushing of Cameron; a son, Carl Shane Rushing of Conroe; five daughters, Veronica Lynn Jalving of Fort Collins, Colorado, Lynette Sheryl Jones of Joplin, Missouri, Sabrina Joyce Pomales of Angleton, Heather Jean McClintock of Bentonville, Arkansas, Kimberly Ann Pagach of Bryan; and two sisters, Gail Nelson and Dorothy Learuex, both of Reno, Nevada; also, 18 grandchildren.