Robert Lee Rushing (Bob)
Born 06-27-1945 in Marshvillie, N.C.
Mother: - Lola Rushing Long
Children: Walter Rushing, James Long, Leroy Long, Betty Long, John Frank Long, Janie Bell Long, Peggy Long, Paul Long, Francis, and Linda Long. I am Lola second son.
Father: L.C. Chambers
Children: Chauncey Chambers, Calvin Chambers, Boo Boo, Janet Chamber, Patricia Chamber, Tyrone Chambers, Purcell Chambers, and Ricky Chambers.
At an early age I left home. I went to Lexington N.C. I worked in a furniture factory and stayed with my cousin Bobbie Ann Marsh. That’s when I met Edna Richardson we had 3 children, Robert Lee Rushing Jr. Kenneth Eugene Rushing, Sherri Rushing.
Later I met Anne Martin in Salisbury, N.C. we moved to Elizabeth, N.J. We had 2 girls Regina Ann Rushing and Freda Elaine Rushing. I worked at a n5umber of garages as a mechanic then I went to General Motors. I started Rushing Trucking Co. and Big A Enterprise in 1972 . The latter Company served Aubrey Freight, and I served as that company's Safety Director.
I met my wife Shirley in 1974 we have one son Robert James Rushing born 12-15-80, in Newark, N.J.
We started Big A Enterprise Bus Company, Later Big A Fuel Oil Company. We also owned several apartment buildings in the Newark area.
When we moved to Georgia I opened Rushing & Sons Plumbing & Electric.
The Lord called me into the ministry in 1987. I am the Assistant Pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church in Fort Gaines. Since I have been here, I started the Clay County Improvement Association, Boys Scouts of America Troop #82, and coached Little League Baseball and football.
In 1990, I started working for American Builders, for four years. I have been working for Millis Transfer since 1994. Out of 600 drivers I have won driver of the years several times I take pride in whatever I do.
At the present time I am waiting to retire and see the world. I thought my kids were my greatest joy, but it’s my grandkids now. I look forward to seeing them grow up. Lord I thank you for my family. However, of all the things I have accomplished, my family is my pride and joy.