Rust, Robert (Alan) Rust, 29 years old. Survived by parents Ruth and Bob Rust, Sister, Jennifer Rust, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and beloved dog Dixie. Alan grew up in Gwinnett Co. GA, attended Shiloh HS and graduated with a History degree from Georgia State University. He loved sports and played baseball at the high school and college level. Alan was also an avid golfer. Among many things, he was a loving son and brother, great friend and a person who could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with a Memorial Service to follow at 4:00 pm. A reception will follow at Stone Mountain Masonic Lodge #449 located at 840 VFW Drive Stone Mountain, GA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The First Tee of Atlanta 1053 Cascade Circle SW Atlanta, GA 30311.

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  1. Bob and Ruth,
    There’s nothing to say but we are so sorry. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Dear Rust Family:

    Words along cannot express our sadness to hear about one of our Team Members and the loss of your love one. We ask that God will continue to be with you during this difficult time. May God bless!

  3. Rust family,

    I am so sincerely sorry for your loss. I work for Sequoia Golf and when my husband (a Golf Course Superintendent) and I (also a Shiloh Grad) heard about Alan, we were devastated. Several people who worked directly with Alan have expressed what a wonderful man he was. I do hope your heart finds peace in this terrible time.

    Many condolences,
    Sabrina (& David) Walker

  4. We anguish over your tragic loss. Words feel meaningless, but hopefully there is comfort for you even now in family, friendships and God’s presence today. Please count us in that group.


    Part of your Smoke Rise Country Club family.

  5. Our Sequoia family shares our deepest sympathies with Alan’s family and loved ones. We are stunned by Alan’s passing but want the family to know that Alan was a highly valued member of our team and will be sorely missed.

  6. We are so terribly sorry for the loss of your son in this tragic accident which took his young life- we appreciate Alan’s service to our club and will be thinking of you and your family.

  7. Rust Family & friends- So truly sorry for your loss. Words can’t do justice when describing what an amazing & genuine person Alan was. His silly smile and contagious laughter were the highlight of many a baseball game @ Lenora park. I’m blessed to have had the privilege of knowing Alan. He will truly be missed.

  8. We are so sorry for the loss of Alan. We hope you can receive comfort in your memories and your family and friends. You and your family are in our prayers!

  9. The George family is deeply saddened at hearing the about the tragic loss of your son and know that he will be greatly missed. Prayers have been given for your comfort at this time in your lives. Ava Shalom! (May he rest in peace!)

  10. We can never imagine your sorrow and despair in losing your son, Alan, in this tragic accident. Please know that we are praying for you both and for your family in hopes that God will be with you, guide you and help you through this.

    Heartfelt condolences,
    The Pagano Family

  11. It brakes my heart to know that you and your family are going thought this terrible times! Just know that The Lord is with You.
    David Pena

  12. Alan “Red” Rust will be missed dearly by not only myself but my girls as well . He was practically my brother and I cherish the time we spent together. My love and prayers with everyone. “You’re my boy Red”

  13. Our hearts are heavy for your family. Please know that you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to your family in the loss of your son, Alan. May God’s love comfort you and may your memories sustain you. Our prayers are with you,
    The Boven family

  15. I don’t know what to say. I can’t imagine this. You have my deepest sympathy.

    Charlie Chambers

  16. Rusk Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. Bruce & Tammy Lucia

  17. Bob, Ruth and Jennifer, My heart hurts for you. Alan was a great joy in your lives and I cannot imagine how deeply you feel the loss of his smile, his laughter and his stories. Praying you will find comfort in the memories of Alan that people will share with you.

  18. Rust Family-
    I was truly astonished to hear of Alan’s passing and deeply saddened for your family and our SHS class. As a parent I cannot fathom the idea of losing a child at any age. Please know that you did a phenomenal job at raising an amazing man. Alan brought a smile to every face that he encountered. I will continue to pray daily that in time your family can find comfort in your hearts.

  19. I speak for everyone at CCG when I say that you have our deepest sympathies. Your family is in our prayers.

  20. I actually had the GREAT pleasure of knowing your son. I was the Head Golf Professional at Smoke Rise Country Club when your son and brother walked in with that great big smile of his, and said “I think I would like to work here” I still think that HAS to be the greatest opening line for anyone applying for a job. He always made me smile, and I am sure you already know this, but would do anything you asked, and never once complained. I am truly sorry for your loss, and your family is in my prayers. I believe in my heart that he is being taken very good care of.
    Kevin Cole

  21. Bob, Ruth, Jennifer and Family,
    We are very sadden to hear about the loss of your son, Robert. Words cannot express the sorrow we have for your family. Please know we are thinking of you and praying for your family.
    Much Love,
    Brian, Stephanie, Lauren, Tommy and Alexis Lee

  22. My deepest sympathy from me as a friend, and knowing the Rust Family as long time members of Country Club of Gwinnett. I know what a devastating loss this is. My prayer is for God to comfort you and bring you peace.

  23. Bob and Ruth. Out thoughts and prayers are with you and Alan’s other love ones during this difficult time. We as parents can never be prepared for the loss of one of our children. Alan will always be your loving son, and now he is also your angel.

  24. On behalf of the Platt family, I want you to know that we are praying for each of you during this difficult time. We are very saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. Mom and I actually drove through Carriage Park a few weeks ago and reminisced on the many fun memories growing up – many of which included Alan.

  25. Bob & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May God give you strength and peace.

  26. Bob, Ruth, and Jennifer-

    I’m terribly sorry for your tragic loss. May God comfort you all with peace during this painful time. Alan touched many lives and will be truly missed.

  27. I was deeply saddened to learn that Alan had passed. I remember sitting in class with him- from elementary to high school. I will always remember that he was a funny, kind and wonderful friend to all. With deepest sympathies of your loss, your family is in my prayers.

  28. Our sincere sympathy for the loss of Alan or “Red” as he was known around our house. Matthew brought “Red” to our home and he instantly became a part of our family. He and Matthew were like brothers and Alan was always a joy to have around us! “Red” will be greatly missed by us all. Our love and prayers are with you in this very difficult time. Bill & Deborah Middleton

  29. I’m so sorry for the Rust family. I remember many days spending the night at Alan’s and him at ours growing up. He was a great friend and team mate. I have many memories of going to Three Dollar Cafe with him and other team mates after baseball games.

  30. To the Rust family,
    Alan”s laughter was infectious, and his smile always lit up a room. He was a genuinely kind person who never met a stranger. I am so sorry for your loss and your family is in my prayers.

  31. I always enjoyed seeing Alan and his wonderful smile out on the course.
    I’m so sorry for your loss, we’ll all miss him.

    Bobby Dykes

  32. We are so very concerned about your family as you try to cope with the tragic loss of Alan. We hope that you will find some comfort in knowing that , Andy and I, along with the many others who were touched by him, are praying for you.

  33. I will always remember Alan at the lake having a great time. I’m so very sorry for your loss and can’t express the feelings of sadness I feel for your family.

  34. Bob,
    I was completely overwhelmed by the news of your son’s death. For me there is a kinship in our Sunday group that makes you concerned for men that you spend many hours with. Your son was a delightful addition to the Sunday Drivers so I feel we have also lost one of our own. Bob know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and those of my fellow Drivers.

  35. Bob- I’m very sorry to hear about your loss. I had the opportunity to meet and play with Alan in the golf league. He was a great guy and will be missed. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  36. Bob and Ruth, can’t even imagine what you must be going through. So sorry for your tragic
    loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Rust family.


  37. We are saddened to learn of this incredible loss inside the Smoke Rise CC family & community. Prayers go out to all the Rust family & friends of such a delightful young man! – Mike & Marilyn Davino

  38. Bob,
    We cannot imagine the sense of loss you must be feeling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord guide you through your grief.

    Brian & Joan Miller

  39. Bob and Ruth
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Wayne and Sandy Lineberry, Sunday Drivers

  40. Dear Bob and Family,

    You have been a good friend to me, Bob. You are such a kind, fun, and nice man. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Alan, but I’ll bet he was a lot like you. I hope one day, maybe after a round of golf, you will tell me some stories about him – I would enjoy that very much. Please know I am thinking of you and your family often and wishing all of you strength and peace..

    Your Friend,

    David Abner (Young)

  41. May the Lord give you and your family strength and understanding during the most difficult time. Our prayers are to give you an uplifting spirit . Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son.

  42. All of us in the Smoke Rise Country Club family are overwhelmed by the tragic loss of Alan. He was a valued part of the SRCC team, first in his role as one of the friendliest and most helpful “cart guys” we’ve ever had, and then as a key member of the maintenance team. We will remember him fondly, and will pray for you, his family, in your time of grief.

    Geoff and Kelly Weirich

  43. My prayers to the rust family and to the friends who loved him as much as I did. He was one of the funniest people in my circle and I am gonna miss him deeply.

  44. Rust Family,
    Alan was such an amazing man, and truly loved by so many! There are no words that can take away the pain or the tears , only comfort in the Lord. Knowing that he is in heaven and one day you will all be together once again. I love you all dearly! I am always here for you all!!
    2 Corinthians 1:3-5
    Praise to the God of All Comfort
    3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

  45. Ruth, Bob and Jennifer, we are so sorry for the untimely death of your beloved son and brother Alan. Our thoughts are with you always.

  46. Dear Ruth, Bob and Jennifer,

    There are no words to express our sadness for your family. When we think of happy memories when the kids were young, so many included Alan. His smile lit up the world. Certainly his speed and hot bat got us through many baseball games. He will be missed by so many. Sending our love and prayers to you.

    Mary & Mike Cash

  47. Bob & Ruth,
    Words can not express the sadness for your loss. All of our love , thoughts and prayers – are being sent your way !

  48. Rust family,
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with your family may you all find Gods comfort and grace during this time of need. Alan was a great man that truly loved seeing those around him smile and laugh and always brought it out of them. He really lit up a room and he will be truly be missed.
    Love & prayers with you always,
    Rachel Fleming

  49. Condolences and heart-felt sympathies from our family to yours. I will always remember Alan’s warm smile and winning ways. Please count on me to help celebrate Alan’s life and help the Rust family in any way I can during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. Bill & Ben

  50. I am so deeply saddened by your loss. Alan was my ‘good luck charm’ on the golf course. Anytime I would see him working at the hole I was playing I would ALWAYS hit a good shot. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and with the entire SRCC family, who will miss him greatly. Cathy

  51. Bob,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Steve and Cathy Haley (Sunday Drivers).

  52. We are very sorry to hear of your sons passing…. Children are very special …. God is always the power and source …. Love always the McClain’s

  53. Dear Bob and Ruth,
    No words can express our thoughts and love to you and family members. I had the pleasure of meeting Alan, he will be deeply missed. A tragic loss.
    Dennis and Rita Ankcorn.

  54. Rust Family,

    Such a tragic loss, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family in this time or sorrow.
    Jack & Jane Johnston

  55. I was so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. I hope knowing that others are thinking of you and holding you in their hearts during this difficult time will bring some comfort to you.

  56. We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all and praying that God will comfort you today and in the days ahead with your sweet memories of your dear son.

  57. Alan “Red” Rust will be missed dearly by so many people that he drew in so close with his loveable personality, and big smile. I remember meeting him, along with Matt Middleton and Josh Smith, at my first semester of college at Middle Georgia College in Cochran Ga. its been an amazing 10 years knowing such a great individual. My heart goes out to his family and those he touched. He always knew how to make you smile. Smile big Red!!!

  58. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen [and] establish you.

    1 Peter 5:10

  59. Bob;
    As with everyone, I was shoched to hear of this tragedy. Although I never met you son, he was part of the Sunday Drivers ‘family’ and I know he will be missed. May you always remember and cherish the fond memories of him.

  60. I am just so sorry for your loss, so unexpected and so young. Please know that I have your family in my prayers and thoughts.

    Kind Regards –Kiki–

  61. My deepest and sincere condolences for your loss. My heart goes out to the loved ones. May all the memories and the power of love soothe your hurt.

  62. Ruth,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Although I never met him I can only imagine through knowing you what a wonderful person he must have been. I am sorry to have missed the service today but please know that all of us at ARC that know you will be thinking about you and praying for your strength at this time. You are in all of our thoughts and prayers! God Bless!

  63. Mr& Mrs Rust I only met you once. However, for the few years Jennifer was in our lives we so loved her and continue to think of Jen from time to time. We are so sincerely sorry for the lose of your son. We know Jen was very close to her brother., please share our deepest of sympathy.

  64. Mike and I never had the pleasure of knowing Alan but heard only good things about him. The pain of losing a child is overwhelming but we pray for you to find peace.

  65. So sorry for your loss. As someone who has lost child, I can empathize with your loss. We were out of town and I only saw Chris’s post on Facebook this morning. I’ll follow up if there’s a group you’re sending donations since I wasn’t able to send flowers.

    Sandy was also out of town and didn’t hear about Alan’s death until this morning.

    Our prayers are with you.

  66. Bob, Ruth, and Jennifer – there are no words that begin to express the sorrow that we feel for your precious loss. You all and Allen are in our thoughts and prayers. He was loved by so many – may God Love and keep him and give comfort to you all during this tragic time.

  67. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I cannot image how difficult this time is for the family. 

    I wanted to offer some words of comfort using a scripture – Revelation 21:4:
    “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  68. Jennifer,

    Please accept on my and my family’s behalf, our deepest condolences for the loss of Alan. I remember meeting him while he was still in high school and his visits to Villas at Stone Mountain… I seem to remember a sort of a big cheesey smile and a love of Otis Spunkmeyer cookies.

    We have been blessed to have you, your mom and your family as part of our extended family. Please know that Alan, you, your wonderful mom and dad will be in our thoughts and earnest prayers.

    I am so, so, sorry for your loss.

    Thoughts & prayers,
    The Munson’s…
    Brooke, Stacey, Jason, Carolyn & John

  69. We are so sorry for the loss of Alan. He could always put a smile on anyone’s face! He was such a genuine person and lived with his whole heart. He will be deeply missed.
    Your family will be in our prayers.
    With Love,
    The Bells

  70. Alan was a constant in the lives of our boys. He was genuine, a gentleman and a loyal friend.I know you are so proud of the man he had become.It seems he left his smile on every heart he met. He loved his family with bold proud affection. His charm was disarming and welcoming. He exuded warmth with ease. After these last few days watching his family move through this storm with such grace, we understand the source of his nature.
    We are thankful Alan was a part of our lives and will treasure our many happy memories of time shared with him.

  71. Our prayer is that the Lord will continually wrap his loving arms around you at this deep time of loss, comfort you and lift you up. We are profoundly sorry for your loss.

  72. It has not set in yet that you are gone. You will forever have a place in my heart!. You were one of a kind that’s for sure. My thoughts and prayers to your family. I will never forget the times we shared together. I do and will continue to miss you as so many others as well. RIP Alan!!

  73. To the Rust Family,
    This past Saturday, I talked to Alan on the golf course. He was always so enthused about his work and a joy to be around. He will be greatly missed. We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort and strengthen you during this time of sorrow.
    Bill and Kim Vescovo

  74. Bob and Mrs Ruth, there are no words to describe how sad we have felt since he heard this unexpected news. Please receive our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your Family.

  75. I am just back from being out of town this past week and unbelievably shocked to hear of this terrible loss. Bottom line, what a great kid and a truly respected individual at Smoke Rise. Always asked me, ” how is your golf game Mr. Smith?” I cannot express how sorry I am, and hope you find great comfort with friends and family during this difficult time.


  76. Bob, Ruth, & Jennifer,

    The David family is keeping you guys in our prayers. We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Alan was a fun and outgoing young man and I know he will be missed.


  77. Our prayers & our hearts are with you and your family.
    May God Bless and continue to give you strength.

  78. I’m truly sadden and sorry for your loss. What a tragedy! Alan was such a great guy. He was always very nice to me, was happy to see me, and I enjoyed when seeing him at the Country Club of Gwinnett. Huge loss! God bless him and you all!!!


  79. Dear Bob and Ruth – Even though we now live in Arizona, we were devastated to hear this tragic news. I called you Bob when I got the invitation in the mail for the golf tournament hosted by you in Alan’s name. Our hearts are broken. Our prayers are with you and your extended family as you and we all live in your son’s memory. The only good news is our hope in the resurrection to life everlasting and we can all look forward to seeing those departed from us again someday. God bless, Dale and Fran

  80. Thinking about you a lot today. Just over a year ago we lost you. It’s so crazy. It feels like yesterday we were back in college. We had a great year with great friends! That’s how I’ll always remember you!

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