Chester Randal “Randy” Rushing, passed away peacefully on November 5th, 2022 at his home in Gilbert, Arizona with his family by his side.
He was born September 6th, 1947 in Iola, Kansas. His parents were Chester Minus Rushing and Betty Jean Cunningham.
Randy is survived by his wife, Jade and three children Christian Rushing (Lindsey), Nicole Cronin (Jared), and SuMi Hancock (Michael). He was a proud Papa to 6 grandchildren, Audrey, Olivia, Shelby, Jack, Milo & Calvin.
In his youth, he participated in motorcycle racing, wrestling, Judo & skeet shooting. He grew up in sunny Southern California; he loved the beach but was the opposite of a beach bum. He was a clean-cut rule follower & received a degree in Police Science from San Diego State University. His dream was to be an FBI agent, but life had other plans. He worked for international contractors and traveled frequently. His work ethic up until retirement was tremendous- his work allowed him to travel the world and have once in a lifetime experiences, which he loved to reminisce about. His favorite travels brought him to Seoul, South Korea- where he courted and married his devoted wife, whom he lovingly referred to as “my Jade”. He was a storyteller; he loved telling everyone about his travels to Jerusalem & Madagascar, his younger years in California jumping off Crystal Pier, and the mischief his little brother got him into, which he always claimed he was an unwilling participant in.
He had a restless spirit and took his family on frequent road-trips, with most summer weekends spent on the lake. In his retirement, he embraced a quieter life- reading, watching NASCAR, following politics, and doting on his grandchildren. He took pride in having the most well-manicured yard on the block. He was an avid reader, with a library of thousands of books. He recently donated his library and hoped others would enjoy getting lost in the stories as much as he did.
Randy had a “family first” motto. He was proud of Christian taking over his company, his political kinship with Nicole, and SuMi’s nursing career. He would sneak M&M’s to his grandchildren, and was always quick to say “Bring them over! Jade will feed them!” anytime the grandkids needed a babysitter.
He is preceded in death by both his parents, his little brother, Barry, and his beloved Jack Russell Terriers, Porkchop & T-Bone.
His family has chosen to celebrate his life privately.
Such a nice and friendly man. I am sure he will be dearly missed by everyone. Condolences to Jade and all the family.
My deepest condolences to you Jade and your family, Rest in Peace Randy🙏🙏
Randy was by far one of the best neighbors we’ve ever had! He saved out cat from being injured by the garage door, first on scene when our daughter ran into the garage. She said over and over how he calmed her down.
We are saddened by Randy’s passing and send all our love to his family.
My condolences to Jade and family from the bottom of my heart he was a great person that when we have a difficult moments he was there I appreciate that he wasn’t treating me like an employee he was always treating me like family and when he come to visit he always call us mis Amigos you always going to be on my heart Randy rest in peace
My condolences to Jade and family from the bottom of my heart Randy rushing great person always nice to everybody and I really like that he was treating me like a family not like employee and when we need help he was always there and when he comes to visit he always call us Mis Amigos Randy rushing rest in peace you’re always going to be in my heart
Sincerest condolences to the Rushing family. Randy was an exceedingly polite gentleman and a very good conversationalist. Not to mention, always a great time and fun to be around. Very fond memories of spending time with him, Jade, and his wonderful children. Thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed!