Rusty Walker Passes

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Rusty Walker Passes

Post by jimmya » Mon May 21, 2012 10:15 am

It's such a sad day. Rusty was too young and full of life to be taken. The great thing about Rusty, in all of the years that I knew him, is that he was always protected by his spirituality and strong belief.

I am praying that will cover his family as they deal with this.

There will be all kinds of stories about what a great radio legend, programmer, consultant he was...and he was. But I will remember how it was always such a pleasure to have him around the station it was on his visits.

Back in the great days of radio, as a Program Director, you would be really nervous about a consultant's visit. The worries of what they would say to your general manager, etc. That was never the case with Rusty--if he had anything to say--it would be to you and you only-

He was a true gem....rest in peace my friend.

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by dustinhensley » Mon May 21, 2012 12:53 pm

This is so awful. That family has already been through so much this past year. God keep them...

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by karengoodner » Tue May 22, 2012 10:08 am

I did not know Rusty well but I have heard so many great things about him this week and before. My prayers are with his family and I hope that the outpouring from the his family in Country music can be of some comfort. I know there are a lot of people in this business who will miss him a lot.

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by jimmya » Tue May 22, 2012 10:41 am

For anyone looking for funeral/memorial service info, check out these two links, until there is a formal release later today


www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

You may also access information through the Cutshall Funeral Home Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CutshallFuneralHome.

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by karengoodner » Wed May 23, 2012 7:23 am

Here's an update on funeral information in case anyone missed it in news-

Funeral arrangements for Country radio legend RUSTY WALKER, who passed away YESTERDAY following a heart attack (NET NEWS 5/21), and a full obituary have been released by CUTSHALL FUNERAL HOME of IUKA, MS. WALKER was 59.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-8p (CT), FRIDAY, MAY 25th at MT. EVERGREEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Funeral services are set for SATURDAY, MAY 26th at 1p (CT), at the TISHOMINGO HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM, in IUKA, MS. The Interment will follow at OAK GROVE CEMETARY.

An online guestbook and obituary information can be accessed at www.cutshallfuneralhome.com.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the WALKER family -- wife TERESA and his daughters NIKKI and BETH.

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by raydioman61 » Wed May 23, 2012 8:53 am

So sad, Rusty was a great man, but never got the 'big head'.. always loved his Lynyrd Skynyrd stories, and will never forget when he came to see us in Tulsa, and wanted to go to the new casino.. Our PD, Gerry McCracken, was/is the tightest man I've ever met, (love you, Gerry), so Rusty gave us each $20.. Gerry instantly hit something small, won like 1.20, and wanted to cash out.. We all got a huge laugh out of that! I'm sad that Rusty is gone, and hope that his family, and his radio 'family', are all doing okay.

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Re: Rusty Walker Passes

Post by karengoodner » Thu May 31, 2012 7:27 am

Updated Memorial Fund Info For Rusty-

RUSTY WALKER PROGRAMMING CONSULTANTS VP/Consulting SCOTT HUSKEY tells ALL ACCESS that a memorial fund has been set up for RUSTY WALKER, who passed away on MAY 21st (NET NEWS 5/21). Donations may be sent to RUSTY WALKER MEMORIAL FUND, BANCORP SOUTH, PO Box 377, IUKA, MS 38852.

HUSKEY also said that services from RUSTY WALKER PROGRAMMING CONSULTANTS will continue as before and that he wants to think the Country music industry for “all the prayers for the family.”

SCOTT may be reached at (662) 423-5003.

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