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“If we were down, Bill was the one to make us smile. You had no choice but to be upbeat around him. He talked about his family and you could feel the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Michael & Nicole Minnifield - FL

“Bill was fine man who was loved by so many. He served his nation and I know he is now in the warm embrace of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Frank Correa - FL - coworker

“Great person and friendly.,Always very respectful with everyone ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: David Garcia - Pinellas park, FL

“A kinder person you couldn't find. Alot of memories good and sad with Bill. One of the hardest workers you could ever want. Tender hearted, talking...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Merry Jo Carper - Tampa, FL

“Bill will be greatly missed. He always made me smile. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Melissa Route - riverview, FL

“Eva and Family,You all knew how special you are to us. Your loss is our loss.Bill was such a character and always made you laugh. I will never...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Ola & Charley Bryant - FL

“You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. My love to you and the whole family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Marie Tanguay - Swanzey, NH

“To the Family , you are all in our thoughts and prayers ! ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Don & Annette Goulet - Berlin, NH

“Bill I will always remember the many laughs we shared on the midnight shift as we all played jokes on eachother. I always admired you for your hard...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: jennifer bielevicz - TAMPA, FL

“Bill was a great friend that always made us laugh. He always had a smile and we loved him.Fv7 ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Frank & Linda Wilkins - Tampa, FL

“You will be greatly missed. I will always remember your laughter, kind words, and your compassion. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth Sterlich - Tampa, FL

“Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: TERRY COUTURE - LONGWOOD, FL

“He was a great man. Very friendly. Rip brother ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Lane Gove - Wesley chapel, FL

“You Bill my friend will be greatly missed I will remember the times we cut up & blew whistles,and stories about all those long rides you took.Thank...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Steven & Beverly Majkut - Hudson, FL


William Rush, 67, of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2017. William, often referred to as "Cowboy" or "Wild Bill" was born in Germany on August 3, 1949 to Bernard and Else Rush.

William proudly served his country in the the United States Air Force. After retiring from the Air Force, William worked for the Tampa International Airport. William was also a skilled welder.

William had a gift of making everyone smile with his uplifting personality. He was very easy to love! Although William will be greatly missed by family and friends, his memory lives on in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him.

William is preceded in death by his father, Bernard. He is survived by his loving wife, Eva P. Rush; mother, Else Maria Opitz Rush; sister Evelyn; children, Jennifer Mcgrath, Denise Johnson, Charles Rush, Eric Jabour.

In accordance with William's easy-going personality, the family requests casual attire, so please dress comfortably.