OBITUARY

Charles Russell "Rusty" Gootee Sr.

February 20, 1952May 5, 2019
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Charles Russell “Rusty” Gootee Sr., 67 of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Gootee; children, Dianne Ware (Slick), Heather Rice (Jason), Rusty Gootee Jr., (Brooke) and Billy Gootee; siblings, Melody McCracken, Becky Humphrey (Edgar), Steve Gootee (Pam); grandchildren, Kelsey, Zach, Kyle, Gracie, Tyler, Brayden and Ashton. He is also survived by his best friend, John Wizor. A celebration of Rusty’s life will be conducted at 11 am on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son - Cralle with interment to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 3-8 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and after 9 am the day of the funeral at Arch L. Heady & Son-Cralle. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Clifton Heights Christian Church. Please visit us online at www.archlheadycralle.com

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  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Rusty's Life Friday, May 10, 2019

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Kevin Hillard

May 7, 2019

An early memory that stands-out for me is when I was a young teen and Rusty customized the coolest Van I ever saw. I wish I had a picture to share. That's all it took to impress me then, but I grew to learn that the Man behind it was an awesome Guy. Rusty was a "Great" man that will be sadly missed by all. My love & prayers go out to the Family he made & the Family that made him.

Cary Golde

May 6, 2019

When I had a reason to go to to Pix Hurstbourne store, I would always go the office to spend some time with Rusty. He would always try to “needle” me any way he could. I loved it! We would laugh, and tell stories for a few minutes, and then I’d be on my way.

That’s about the extent of our relationship, but I could tell from the first time I met Rusty he was a real, honest, and caring ,man. I liked him.
May his memory be a blessing to his family, and all who knew and loved him.

Amy Stewart

May 6, 2019

Rusty was one of the funniest people you could ever meet. His witty personality and the love for his family would be the one thing that you would know within minutes of meeting him. He reminds me so much of my Grandfather(his uncle), I am pretty sure that he never met a stranger and he was always so kind to everyone! His love for his wife and children was undeniable! I hope that you all know that even though we don't see each other all of the time or as much as we should, that we are all here for you all in your time of need no matter what you need! Love you guys!!!!!

pat Broyles

May 6, 2019

Judy I am so sorry for your loss. Rusty was a good husband and father. My sympathy goes out to you and your family.

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Biography

Charles Russell “Rusty” Gootee Sr., 67 of Louisville, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judy Gootee, children, Dianne Ware (Slick), Heather Rice (Jason), Rusty Gootee Jr., (Brooke) and Billy Gootee. Siblings, Melody McCracken, Becky Humphrey (Edgar), Steve Gootee (Pam). Grandchildren, Kelsey, Zach, Kyle, Gracie, Tyler, Brayden and Ashton. He is also survived by his best friend, John Wizor.
A celebration of Rusty’s life will be conducted at 11 am on Friday, May 10, 2019 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son - Cralle with interment to follow at Cave Hill Cemetery. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 3-8 pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and after 9 am the day of the funeral at Arch L. Heady & Son-Cralle.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Clifton Heights Christian Church.
Please visit us online at www.archlheadycralle.com