Wilford “Sput” Carl Rushing

Published 6:12 pm Monday, January 8, 2018

Wilford “Sput” Carl Rushing, 90 of Prattville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 9 at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel followed by his funeral service at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Glenn Brock officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the New Live Oak Cemetery in Selma. Mr. Rushing was born on Sept. 30, 1927, to the late Ocie Rushing and Ethel Thomas Rushing. He was a World War II veteran serving in the Merchant Marine. He retired after working for 44 years and seven months with the Norfolk Southern Railroad. During that time, he served for a number of years as chairman of the UTU Local 1053. He was a past member of the Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge in Selma.

He was a longtime member of the Camellia Baptist Church, where he was active in the Carpenters for Christ builders. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Melba Lentz and Dean Fields; and a brother, Robert Earl Rushing.

He is survived by four sons; Ronnie Rushing, Ricky Rushing, Randy Rushing and Rod Rushing; two daughters, Mary Monica (Sergio) Hughey, Carla Marie (Bill) McLean; a sister, Dottie (Dewey) Botts; seven grandchildren, Michael Rushing, Ricky Rushing, Karey (Dub) Hughey, Richard (Pamela) Hughey, Sonja Jones, Pamela Jones and Natalie (Boun) Saengchanh; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

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Other than the nickname of “Sput,” Mr. Rushing was known lovingly to his grandchildren and great grandchildren as “Baldie.”

Pallbearers will be Richard Hughey, Dub McDonald, Ricky Rushing, Ken Money, Bobby Money and Johnny Fields.

The family would like to extend a special word of thanks to The Harbor at Hickory Hill and to Mr. Rushing’s church family at Camellia Baptist Church.

In lieu pf flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Carpenters for Christ Ministry at Camellia Baptist Church 201, Woodvale Road, Prattville, Alabama 36067.