Born: October 6, 1931 - Deceased: February 9, 2022
Harold L. Rushing, 90, of Belleville, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Harold was born in East St. Louis, IL, on October 6, 1931 to Benjamin H. Rushing and Flossie Estella Hancock Rushing. He graduated East St. Louis High School in 1950. He later attended Penn State University and then Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in vocational education studies.
He honorably served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War and later owned and operated a television sales and repairs business. He was a member of Union United Methodist Church and a supporter of several charitable organizations. His passion was classic cars, antique radios, and World War II history. He was also an avid gardener and spent many hours tending his roses.
He was the beloved husband of Jamie Dianne (Schwepker) Rushing for 47 years and the late Evelyn Joyce (Barker) Rushing for 11 years. Loving father of Kevin (Deborah) Rushing, Keith (Marion) Rushing, Karen (David) Holtgrewe, Thomas (Denise) Mauer, Mary Ann (Brian) Murphy, and Laura (Brent) Murphy. Cherished grandfather of Nicole (Charles) Sauls, Benjamin (Katie) Rushing, Amanda (Chris) Givens, Evelyn Ann Rushing, Robin Rushing, Elizabeth Rushing, Caroline Holtgrewe, Vaughan Mauer, Melissa Murphy, Morgan Murphy, Alexander Murphy, and Thomas Murphy. Treasured great-grandfather of Amelia Rose Sauls, Lucus Rushing, Claire Rushing, Connor Givens, Callie Givens, and Leliana Spampinato. Caring brother of the late Charles Rushing, Robert Rushing, William Rushing and Helen Keeler.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, Belleville Area Human Society, Mississippi Valley Packards or Doctors without Borders.
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, February 14, 2022 with a American Legion walk-through at 7:00 pm at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am, Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Doug White officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.