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Mr. Hugh J. Rushton

November 21, 1935 — November 11, 2017

Hugh J. Rushton, 81 of Anderson passed away Saturday, November 11th at CHI St Joseph Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas. Visitation with family and friends will be held from 5:00 – 7:00pm, Friday, November 17th at Nobles Funeral Chapel. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, November 18th at Anderson Baptist Church, with interment to follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, also in Anderson. Rev. Kyle Childress will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.

Hugh was born November 21, 1935 in McComb, Mississippi to Jesse Hugh and Veda Sue (Greer) Rushton. He graduated from high school and continued his education by earning his Bachelor of Science from University of Southern Mississippi. Hugh was known to be fair, honest and true to his word. His career in federal law enforcement spanned over three decades as a border patrol agent, eventually earning him the high ranking designation of Chief Border Patrol Agent until his retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed travelling, and had travelled to all 50 states here domestically, as well as several countries abroad. He loved family time, spoiling his grandchildren and living in the country… tending to everyday chores with both cattle and horses. He was a die-hard Aggie fan and enjoyed any type ball game A&M was playing, be it baseball, football or basketball. The Houston Astros were another favorite, and he was extremely proud of their recent World Championship title.

Hugh is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Stan and Mary Rushton of Spring, Steve and Carol Rushton of Grapevine and Lawrence and Viviana Rushton of Houston; stepdaughters Beverly Quintana and Barbara Calderon, both of Del Rio; sister and brothers-in-law Sharon and Paul Stogner of Mississippi and Charles and Josie Simpson of Marfa; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Ann Rushton.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

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