Death of Gary Allen Rush

The Times West Virginian
July 29, 2010
Gary Allen RushTimes West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Gary Allen Rush, 62, of Morgantown, passed away Tuesday (July 27, 2010) at his residence.

He was born Oct. 29, 1947 in Fairmont, son of the late Allen Lindsey Rush and Naomi Haught Rush.

Gary retired as a master electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, (IBEW) Local No. 596. Gary was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the West Virginia Grand Lodge AF and AM Morgantown Union Lodge No. 4 and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA.

Gary was involved in various Harley Davidson groups, as well as classic car clubs and organizations. He was an avid Mountaineers fan and loved to go camping with his family where he especially enjoyed grilling. Gary didn’t do anything half-heartedly. Every day of this life had a purpose. More than anything, he loved spending time with his grandsons. He was Methodist by faith.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mrs. Connie Whipkey Rush; daughter, Wendi Lynn Siko and husband Jason; grandsons, Barrett Allen and Wyatt James Siko, all of Morgantown; sister, Susan Levelle and husband Robin Levelle II of Morgantown; brother, Greg Rush and wife Samantha of Waynesburg, Pa.; mother-in-law, Betty Whipkey and companion Ed Stockett of Morgantown; sisters-in-law, Carolyn and spouse William C. McBee of Morgantown and Mary Margaret and Charles D. Vincent of Shinnston; and nieces and nephews, Riff Hennen and wife Theresa of Wana, Sarif Arnold and husband Darin of Morgantown, Ashley and Taylor Rush of Waynesburg, William C. McBee II and wife Jenn of Morgantown and Carrie Cooke and husband Trey Cooke III of Lexington, Ky. Also surviving are several great-nieces and -nephews and a host of cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Wendell A. Whipkey.

Friends may call at Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and again from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of services at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard Work officiating. Burial will follow at Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens.

Donations can be made in memory of Gary to Avery United Methodist Church, 1152 Cheat Road, Morgantown, WV 26508.