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Emmett Rushing - Year Entered 1952

Emmett Rushing

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Emmett Hugh Rushing passed away peacefully on Wednesday night, January 12th, 2022, after succumbing to Dementia. He was 87 years old. His wife of 66 years, Jan, was by his side when the Lord called him home.

Emmett is survived by his beloved wife, Jan, daughter Rachel Wilson, son Ben Rushing, three grandchildren - Nathan Frampton, Jennifer Frampton, Heather Feller, and two great-grandchildren - Avery and Dylan Frampton.

He attended Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, in 1952, where he met his wife, Jan.

He was an Assistant Pastor at Grace Communion International Church in Glendora for several years.

Emmett began working for Relton Corporation in Arcadia, CA, 1955. He retired there as Vice President of manufacturing in February 2013.

His passions were staying close to God, studying the Bible, his wife and family, and helping others in their walk of faith. He was a gifted guitarist. He enjoyed playing in country bands and they played all over Southern California. He often visited elderly people in retirement homes, giving sermons and bringing them joy and smiles with his guitar.

He will be greatly missed.

It’s not goodbye, as he would say, but “See you later.”

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01/25/22 10:42 AM #1    

Gary Alexander (1963)

Emmett was the bass player in our country band, first led by Bill Brazil and then it became more of a country-rock band when I was in it with Tony Brazil, both bands called "Brazil Country." I played sax (and sometimes clarinet and flute) in the band and sang harmony vocals.  Emmett provided the rock-steady bass rhythm, alongside drummer Pete Austin, with Lee Pettijohn on steel guitar.

Emmett was a prince of a guy. He was a loyal member of the church who seldom commented on the mistakes of those running the show, but he did hazard to say one day that there was a hit song during his college days which captured the spirit of some leaders he knew,

It was called "The Great Pretender," as sung by the Platters in 1955

Oh, yes, I'm the great pretender
Pretending I'm doing well
My need is such, I pretend too much
I'm lonely but no one can tell

Oh, yes, I'm the great pretender
Adrift in a world of my own
I play the game, but to my real shame
I'm left here to dream all alone

(This was Emmett's short musical comment on some of our Fearless Leaders)

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