William Edward Rushing

December 3, 1936 - August 6, 2016
William Edward Rushing

Rushing, William “Papa” Edward, 79, of St. Petersburg, passed away surrounded by loved ones on August 6, 2016. William was born on December 3, 1936 in Matthews, North Carolina. He was the son of the late, Phillip and Nettie Rushing. William¬†proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean war. He later went on to work as a truck driver transporting gasoline. William moved to Florida in 1975 coming from Phoenix, Arizona. In his spare time William enjoyed fishing and most importantly spending time with his family. He always put family first and looked after everyone. He will be missed by many and can never be forgotten. ¬†William is survived by his loving wife, Dannis Rushing; daughters, Mary (Jeffrey) Zill and Kathleen Beckley; several siblings; and grandchildren, Forest Burlington, Zachary Zill, Zoe Zill, and Allie Rushing.

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  • August 08, 2016
    Katie says:
    I LOVE YOU DADDY FOREVER!!! Your the best man that I've ever known! Thank you for everything!! I will miss you always!!

  • August 08, 2016
    Allie lit a candle:
    Lit since August 8, 2016 at 8:50:41 PM

  • August 09, 2016
    Samantha reid says:
    To the family, I am very sorry for your loss I always heard good things about papa from Katie and Allie. May he RIP my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time <3

  • August 09, 2016
    Stephanie Westfield says:
    R.I.H PAPA u will truly be missed, that smile of yours also. I do know that your memories will always be. Love Susie aka Stephanie Westfield.

  • August 09, 2016
    marie block says:
    rest in peace papa till we meet again i will forever hold you dearly in my heart and soul forever and always

  • August 09, 2016
    darlene kinison says:
    dearest papa you will forever be in my heart now and always love you jimmy(darlene)

  • August 09, 2016
    darlene kinison says:
    dearest papa you will forever be in my heart now and always love you jimmy(darlene)

  • August 09, 2016
    Leslie Foster says:
    RIP PaPa I wish i had been in FL for these past few years to see you but i know you okay no more pain RIH papa

  • August 09, 2016
    Rikki says:
    Thinking and praying for you all. XOXO

  • August 09, 2016
    Debbie says:
    Your smile and gentleness will forevet be in my heart..this "baby" loves you and you will be missed by me and so many others..DANCE PAPA.!!

  • August 11, 2016
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  • August 17, 2016
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  • August 20, 2016
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  • January 04, 2017
    Dannis Rushing lit a candle:
    Lit since January 4, 2017 at 1:48:43 PM

  • December 29, 2017
    Dannis Rushing says:
    A second Christmas without you is just as hard as that first day. Will love you forever.