Mr. James “Jimmy” Patrick Rushford, age 51, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 22, 2019.
Jimmy was born in Norwich, CT on February 1, 1968. He has lived in Dahlonega the last five years. Jimmy was preceded in death by his father Rex Eugene Rushford. He graduated from Teacher’s Memorial High School in Norwich, CT. Jimmy was also a graduate of The International Lion’s Club in Ocala, FL. He was an accomplished Special Olympian and avid WWE Wrestling fan. His favorite wrestlers were John Cena and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Survivors include his mother Bernadette Schatz, Dahlonega; brothers Joseph R. Brierley, Dahlonega, Bruce Rushford, Ocala, FL, and Todd P. Missino, Dahlonega; sisters Cynthia R. Banckelant (Andrew), Dahlonega, and Laurie R. McClelan, Florida; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Jimmy’s wishes were to be cremated and a private memorial service will be held later.
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Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega