Claude Randolph Lush Jr., 80, of Lee’s Summit passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023. Family and friend’s visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Langsford Funeral Home and graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Lee’s Summit Cemetery.
He was born January 15, 1942 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri to Claude Randolph and Mary Josephine Lush. As a young adult he enjoyed racing motorcycles for fun in Holt, Missouri. His love for Chevy’s and being a mechanic came early as he started as a mechanic at Kahan Chevrolet in 1969. He soon found his true passion as a truck driver where he drove for over 50 years. He started his career driving semi-trucks cross country for individuals which soon led to driving for Pacific Intermountain Express (P.I.E.), Overnight Express and Yellow Freight Company where he retired from in 2007. He enjoyed going to auctions to visit with friends and to find those items he could use, sell, or pick up for a friend in need. He loved to listen to George Jones, tell a joke or two, walk by someone’s table and pick up their ticket to buy their meal and do for those that he knew were in need. He was a true giving friend to all that knew him. To know him was to love him.
He is preceded in death by his wife of forty-four years, Pamela “Pam” Gail Lush in September 2021; his father, Claude R. Lush Sr., in December 1989; his mother, Mary Josephine Lush, in December 2000; his sister, Doris Jean Staub, in 2017, and step-son, Eric Stringer, September 2013. Claude is survived by his brother, Gary (Linda) Lush, Lee’s Summit; four daughters and a son-in-law; Robin Duncan, Blue Springs, Debbie (Tony) Roberts, Lakeland, Georgia, Sonja Duncan, Washington, Stacie Lush, Nashville, Georgia; five grandchildren, Heather Duncan, Blue Springs, Bria Carson, Blue Springs, Morgan Lightsey, Valdosta, Georgia, and Aaron Lightsey, Lake Park, Georgia, Rachel Hafer; nine great-grandchildren, Tommie, Gaven, Maya, Hillary, Avaya, Champion, Nick, Charlie and Maggie; and many adored nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; four cousins, Glen Lush, New Hampshire, Deanna Opstadal, California, Blanche Boyd, Lee’s Summit, Linda Urie, Lee’s Summit.
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063