David W Rushing, age 78, of Winter Garden, FL., went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 9, 2022, with his family by his side. He was born July 5th, 1943, in Tampa, FL, the son of the late Ollie Mae "Jean" Erisman and Walton Rushing. After high school, he joined the Marine Corps in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1967. He was a Sargent E-5 and survived two tours in Vietnam.
David then went to work at Honeywell in Tampa, FL. While working there, he found out that a girl he rode the elementary school bus with was working there as well. He went to find Christine in the plant and asked her out. On March 28, they had just celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
When their daughters were 5 and 3 years old, he moved the family to Spring Hill, FL where he was involved in a gun club, photography club.
When their girls were in high school, he got Disney's 3 season passes and they went quite often. David had caught the 'Disney bug'. In 1993, he became a Disney Cast Member. He worked for two years in the parks, mostly Magic Kingdom, until he was able to transfer to the monorail barn. He worked in the monorail barn for 25 years.
David also enjoyed working on projects around the house. He and Christine turned the yard into a lovely garden to relax in. He loved sitting at the dining table watching the birds in the feeders and bird baths and the butterflies go flower to flower.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Christine Rushing of Winter Garden, FL; two Daughters: Michelle Mikkola and Donna Condry, both of Winter Garden, and grandsons Nathan Condry of Chico, CA, Jacob and Sean Condry of Escondido, CA
The family would like to thank the Advent Health Hospice team for the wonderful care and support that they provided to David and his family.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Glad Tidings Church at 2009 Fuller Cross Rd, Ocoee, FL 34761 or Advent Health Hospice at 480 West Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.
Refreshments will be provided during the public viewing at Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home between 1pm & 2pm.