Obit: Christian Rushing

Obit: Christian Rushing

February 5th, 2017 in Obituaries
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Christian Sinclair Rushing, 44, died on Feb. 1, 2017, in Chattanooga, after a lengthy battle with gallbladder cancer. Born in Montgomery, Ala., on July 27, 1972, he earned degrees from the University of New Mexico and Auburn University. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. A noted urban designer, Christian produced riverfront and downtown redevelopment plans for cities across the country. Most recently, he served as executive director of the Chattanooga Design Studio. Christian played a significant role in downtown Chattanooga. His focus on public participation in design was evident in his work on the Urban Design Challenge and City Center Plan. His built works include Jefferson Heights Park Pavilion, the Madison Street project, and numerous residential projects. Christian was an ardent sports fan and gifted athlete. His early focus was basketball, he then turned to running marathons, and completed an Ironman triathlon. He was a lifelong Alabama football fan and Birmingham City Football Club supporter, however, his greatest joy was watching his sons play. When not focused on design or sports, he loved to cook, and was most often found in his kitchen. Christian was a loving husband, son and brother, utterly devoted father, and fierce and loyal friend. He is survived by wife, Denise; sons, Spencer (11) and Stern (8); parents, Linda and Gary Moore; and brothers, Andrew and Luke. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Northside Presbyterian Church. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to The Terry Ewton Memorial Oncology Ministry c/o Bethel Temple (6613 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343.) The kind people from Bethel made sandwiches each week for all of the oncology patients during their chemotherapy sessions. Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort. Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, East Brainerd Road.


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