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Rushford K. "Rookie" Fleshman Jr., 83, of Spotsylvania County died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Mary Washington Hospital.
Rookie, who was the son of Rushford K. Fleshman Sr. and Nellie Katherine, lived in Covington before moving to Woodbridge to raise his family. He purchased a house and had it moved to his property along the Occoquan River, where the family lived. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.
Rookie graduated from Virginia Tech and managed companies for Bath County, Prince William County, Hylton Enterprises and cable television before retiring. He was also a business owner, investor and enterpriser. He could be counted on to be honest and fair.
Survivors include his son, Rushford Fleshman III of Nokesville; two daughters, Mollie Goodman of Spotsylvania and Robin McGuire of Culpeper; and five grandchildren, Rushford IV, Abbey, Sam, Carolyn and Jenna; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Carolyn Fleshman.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2217 Princess Anne St., Suite 106-F1, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.
Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.