Tribute for Mr. Samuel Kenneth Rush
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Mr. Samuel Kenneth Rush

September 14, 1931 ~ October 17, 2011 (age 80)
Samuel Kenneth “Ken” Rush, 80, passed away Monday, October 17, 2011 at High Point Regional Hospital. He was the loving husband of Patsy (Hodgin) Rush to whom he was married for 59 years.

A celebration of life funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2011 at Cumby Family Funeral Service, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 with Ken Clegg officiating. Burial will follow in Deep River Friends Meeting Cemetery. A visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Rush was born September 14, 1931 in Randolph County, a son of the late Ernest and Effie (Kinley) Rush. He was the owner and operator of Ken Rush Garage and was of Baptist Faith.

Mr. Rush was an avid racer, starting his career in 1952 at Bowman Gray, becoming a NASCAR Champion in 1969 of the grand touring series, and finishing in 1972.  He was later inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his grandsons and great grandsons.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Rush is survived by a daughter, Debbie Rich and husband, Mark of High Point; two grandsons, Chris Beeson and wife, Shelly of New London, NC, and Matthew Rich and wife, Julie of High Point; two great grandsons, Connor Beeson and Austin Rich; four sisters, Cleo Myers and husband, Frank of Archdale, Peggy Hill of Archdale, Ann Poarch and husband, James of Valdese, NC, and Mary Lou George of High Point; two sister-in-laws, Jackie and Donna Sue Rush; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold and Ermon Rush; and a sister Paraleigh Welborn.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Guilford County Humane Society, 4527 West Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27409.

 Service Information


Deep River Friends Meeting
5300 West Wendover Avenue
High Point, NC 27265

October 20, 2011

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cumby Family Funeral Service - High Point
1015 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC 27262

October 21, 2011

2:00 PM
Cumby Family Funeral Service - High Point
1015 Eastchester Drive
High Point, NC 27262

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