Guy Hugh Rush of Lubbock, passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the age of 87.
He was born June 3, 1933, in Levelland, to Otis E. and Maude Hufstedler Rush, on the family farm.
He was raised with an older sister, Bettye Ruth, to nurture and aggravate him and a younger brother, Sam.
They had a very happy childhood with horses, sheep, goats and calves which were playmates.
Because of his and Bettye’s asthma, they moved to Los Angeles, California, in the winter of 1942, moving back in 1944, where Guy finished school, graduating in 1950.
Guy married the love of his life, Carolyn Kirk, on April 7, 1955.
He worked in the auto parts business and farm equipment business until Lesli joined the family in 1962.
In June of 1966, they moved to Duncanville where he managed a Dairy Queen.
In 1967, they added another daughter, Lauri, to the family.
It was at the time the family moved back to Levelland where Guy purchased an interest in the John Deere Farm Equipment business.
Guy loved the land and started farming in 1973.
He joined Kirby Rogers in the oil business in 1980, when they started S & G Services.
He retired in 2000, and then moved to Lubbock in 2005, but Hockley County was his first love.
Guy enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and gardening and making his famous “chow-chow” and pepper sauce.
On the weekends, he would go to estate sales and farm auctions looking to buy and sell.
Guy was an active member of Sunset Church of Christ where he made many friends.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of more than 65 years, Carolyn; children: Lesli Clark and husband, Eddie, of Spur and Lauri Casler and husband, Richard, of Lubbock; four grandchildren: Cole Clark and wife, Randi, Case Clark, Amanda Casler and Chris Casler and wife, Tracey; and four great-grandchildren.
Guy was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Bettye Walker and Sam Rush.
Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, August 10, at the City of Levelland Cemetery.
A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Venue on Broadway, located at 2202 Broadway, in Lubbock.
Memorial donations can be made to the Portales Children’s Home, Sunset International Bible Institute, or the Wounded Warriors Project.