Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:52am Staff
Funeral for Uwe Rushing, 50, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with the Rev. Michael Wood, from Bethel United Methodist Church, officiating.
He died at his home in Lawton, Monday Jan. 20, 2014.
Visitation is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Uwe Rushing was born April 1, 1963, in Nuremberg, Germany. He was raised in Lawton and Nuremberg, Germany, where he graduated from high School. He attended Cameron University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in psychology. Uwe was currently employed by Southwest Oklahoma State University in their Adventure Program which partners with the Office of Juvenile Affairs to counsel troubled youth. He actively volunteered with several area programs and Lawton Public Schools, helping to initiate youth development activities. In his spare time, Uwe enjoyed hunting, fishing, rock climbing, rappelling, coaching his son's soccer team, and just spending leisure time with his family and friends.
Uwe is survived by his son, Thorsten Rushing, Lawton; his parents, Richard and Adelinde Rushing, Lawton; a brother, John Rushing and wife Kathleen, Tecumseh; and many cousins, friends and young people he has helped through his work and as a volunteer.
Memorial contributions may be made in Thorsten Rushing's name at any Liberty National Bank or Fort Sill Federal Credit Union branch.
His online guestbook may be signed and condolences sent by visiting: www.whineryhuddleston.com.