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John Rusk, Jr

February 9, 1959 — June 28, 2015

John W. Rusk, Jr., age 56, of Meridian, passed away suddenly early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015, in a Temple hospital.

The family will have a private memorial service in Galveston on Monday.

John was born February 9, 1959, in Bronte, Texas. He moved to Houston at a young age where he was raised, educated and worked on the ship docks with his father. He lived in various parts of Texas before moving to Meridian in 1999.
John was a trucker and of the Baptist faith. In March of 2009, he married Sandra Peevy in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra, of Meridian,; children, Allenia Thacker of Houston, Tristan Rusk of Meridian, Amber Sampson of Dallas, Josh Rusk of Meridian, Kayli Rusk of Schertz, Aubrey Rusk of McGregor, Bobby Carter of Hamilton and Lacey Carter of Round Rock; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Belinda Heintschel and Anne Pepper, both of Baytown; number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas, 254-435-2792

Born: February 9, 1959
Place of Birth: Bronte, TX
Death: June 28, 2015
Place of Death: Temple, TX

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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