A private family graveside service for Ottis “Dutch” W. Rushing, Jr., 86, of Greenville will be held prior to visitation. The visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Friday at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. He died Tuesday, September 6 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Dutch was born in Merigold, MS on February 20, 1930, and passed away on September 6, 2016 at the age of 86 years old. He was a graduate of Cleveland High School, received an athletic scholarship from Mississippi State University where he played varsity football for three years. He was a lifelong member of Sigma Chi. Upon graduation Dutch was commissioned as 2nd Lt. in the USAF. He served active duty at the AC&W in the radar maintenance office. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain.
Upon returning to civilian life he established Rushing Communication Service, Inc. in Greenville, MS, selling and maintaining 2-way radios, including additional ventures of establishing 3 TV cable systems, building towers throughout MS & TN, including trunking towers and helped establish the first winery in Mississippi.
Mr. Rushing leaves his wife of 85 years, Amelia Rushing; 4 children: Sam Rushing (Diane) of Ouray, CO, Jim Rushing (Billie Marie) of Greenville, MS; Jo Miller (Charlie) of Merigold, MS and Tom Rushing of Montrose, CO; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask you to make memorials to the charity of your choice.