James M. Rushing (“Jimmy”) was born in Eufala, Oklahoma in September 1928 and passed away in his sleep on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at home in Escondido.
Mr. Rushing grew up in the states of Oklahoma and Texas. As a youngster he loved the outdoors and went fishing at every opportunity. As a young man, he served a stint in the U.S. Air Force, and finished college at the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. As a family man, he enjoyed backpacking, camping, hunting and supporting his children in their various endeavors. Later, he and his wife traveled, puttered in their gardens, and attended family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie, his children Stuart, Brett, and Denise, and his grandchildren Jessee, Rachael, Tracy. Colton, and Austin.
Internment at Miramar National Cemetery will take place at a later date.