Robert Best Rusling

Portrait of Robert Best Rusling Headstone Photograph

Full Name: Robert Best Rusling
AKA: Bob
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 1 (E)
Row:R  Number:20
Reason for Eligibility: Husband of Barbara Neubert Rusling 
Birth Date: December 5, 1940 
Died: October 8, 2004 
Burial Date: October 11, 2004 

RUSLING, ROBERT BEST (1940~2004) Robert Best "Bob" Rusling, Justice of the Peace in McLennan County, Texas and husband of former state representative Barbara Rusling, was born December 5, 1940, in Newport, Rhode Island, to Sheldon Stanley and Alma Margret Sweet Rusling. The second of two children, Robert, after graduating from high school, enlisted into the Marines and served in Underwater Recon in Vietnam. He also attended Santa Monica College and was involved in sporting goods stores in California for many years. He moved to Texas in 1984 after living in Montana and Washington and married his wife, Barbara, in 1985. He became the 4th son to Barbara's parents, Ralph and Rosemary Neubert. After retiring from All-State Insurance Company, he was elected Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 of McLennan County in 2002, where he worked very hard to make a difference in the community he served.

Robert was an avid sportsman who loved the outdoors, especially sailing. He had a passion for restoring vintage trucks with his friends in the H.O.T Muscle Car Club. He loved his grandchildren, his yellow labs, Sandy and Beaver, and enjoyed taking care of all of his animals and working in the garden. He will be truly missed by his family, friends and the community he served.

Judge Rusling passed away Friday, October 8, 2004, and is survived by his wife, Barbara, sons, Michael Rusling and wife Heather and their children, Austin, Adam and Alex, Keith Wieser and wife Kathryn and their children, Ryan, Jakob and Joshua; Steve Wieser and his son Lukas; and Eric Wieser of Arlington.

Information taken from obituary, Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.

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