Gale Douglass (Festus) Rush


Gale Douglass (Festus) Rush, 84 of Hazen, passed away September 28, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary A. Rush and his parents, Gale R. and Virginia D. Rush.  Gale is survived by his daughters, Ginger Rush, Anita K. Aldrich, husband Jeff, and Lynne Terry and his son, Gale Rush, wife Christina; grandchildren, Kolton Douglass Kyle, Abigale Rush, Jeff Aldrich, Jr., and Joey Aldrich and great-grandchild, Stella Aldrich.

Gale was a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict.  He worked for the Bale family for many years and retired from Bale Chevrolet as a certified master mechanic.  He loved living life, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spinning yarns wherever he was.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  A graveside service will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Pine Crest Cemetery, 7401 Hwy. 5 North, Alexander, Arkansas.

7 thoughts on “Gale Douglass (Festus) Rush”

  1. Billy and Gail Booth

    As a remarkable man in many ways, Mr. Festus will be deeply missed in the Center Point community. He was “out and about” just about every day as he seemed to make his daily rounds to Hurley House, neighboring farms, local stores, etc. As an excellent communicator, he could regale listeners with colorful stories of past exploits. On Sunday mornings and nights he could usually be found at Bethlehem MBC in DeValls Bluff or Center Point MBC north of Hazen. We shall miss his presence since he was a vital part of our community. Our thoughts and prayers continue for his family. May God’s Word and His Holy Spirit (the “Comforter”) provide strength and comfort in this time of sorrow. Billy and Gail Booth

  2. Jeanie Sharkey (Kirchner)

    Uncle Doug was the last of the gang to leave us. Daddy, CL, Gene and he were always up to something. I will so miss his tales of escapades. From the beginning of the gang, to meeting my Mother’s family and realizing he knew them all along. As we got older the stories got even wilder.

    Love you all,


  3. Ginger, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. I pray for your strength, knowing that in God, when you’re weak, that’s when you’re strong. I’ve been where you are now, but God gave me the strength to endure. He will give you the same strength! I will continue to pray for you and your family. Be Blessed! God loves you and I do too!

  4. Hi Ginger, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I will continue to pray for you and your family. God Bless each of you!!

  5. Ginger, I am so sorry for your lost.Hope you your family stay strong during this time.God bless.

  6. i rfind myself waiting for my phone to ringeally miss ur dad. he was a good man i an him wanting to go out.

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