Donald O. Rust

June 23, 1958August 30, 2018

Donald Orlean Rust, age 60, of Canton, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018. Don was born on June 23, 1958 in St. Petersburg, Florida, to the late Gordon and Geraldine Rust. After moving to Georgia, Don attended Towers High School in Decatur. He was involved in many sports, which led him to be the state wrestling champion before graduating in 1977. He was awarded a football scholarship from The Citadel In Charleston, SC and graduated 1982. Don loved playing sports and watching baseball and football. In 1987, Don met, Donna McCook, through a mutual friend and later they were married. They shared almost 30 loving years together before his unexpected passing. He worked for Herman Miller for many years, then Chart Ind., before starting his own business, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning in Fulton, Cobb and Cherokee Counties in Georgia. Don was a “Gentle Giant” loved family, friends, animals and bird watching. He had a light-hearted personality and was always joking with people to see them smile. Along with his parents, Don is preceded in death by his son, Ryan Keeton and sister, Diana Stevens. He is survived by his wife, Donna McCook Rust; daughter, Christi McCook; brothers, Gordon Rust Jr.& Jeff Rust; sister, Glenda (Ron) Yarbrough; grandchildren, Calen Babaz and Kierwyn Babaz; and many loving family members to cherish his memory. A memorial service to honor Don will be held on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at eleven o’clock AM., at the 1st United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Rd, Canton, GA 30115, and Pastor Floyd Kenney will be officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by Woodstock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cherokee Humane Society,


  • Memorial Service

    Monday, September 3, 2018


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Carol Grantham

August 31, 2021

Don was one of the super hero’s. His loss is something hard to accept. But as Christians we are blessed to know we will see him again. He has reached his reward.

Wendell Tetterton

August 30, 2021

I think about my best friend everyday. We grew up together and have many memories with Don. One of the nicest guy you will ever meet, and a Christian man.


Wendell & Dewi Tetterton

Sylvia Bates

August 30, 2021

We are remembering Don today and many days -- we miss him, his kind caring ways, wonderful friend and Christian man. Blessings to his family, and especially Donna, until you are reunited!

Love, Sylvia and Cliff

Donna Rust

August 30, 2021

My husband Don was the most loving , caring, sweet Christian man I have ever known. I thank God every day for the almost 35 years I was graced with the privilege of having in my life. I know I will see him again one day.

Terry Bauer

November 15, 2018

What a terrible tragedy! He was a warm, affable, outstanding human being. We will miss him. Bonnie and Terry Bauer

Gail Driebe

September 17, 2018

I'm shocked and very sorry to hear of Don's passing and the loss to his family and friends. I had been a client for many years was trying to reach him to schedule another service when I came across his obituary. He always showed good humor and kindness in addition to being a solid professional. He will undoubtedly be missed by many clients. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Bill O’Hara

September 3, 2018

Have some great memories of Don, shared a lot of PE classes and good times together at El Cid. One of those individuals you don’t forget. RIP Don, see you on the other side. Bill O’Hara/81 N

David Keyser

September 2, 2018

Don Rust, a huge man with a huge heart, those who had the opportunity to meet him forever remember him. To the family, you have a Citadel following to lean on now and in the future. Great love to all, '81 India.

Robert Copelan

September 2, 2018

It is so nice to read the remembrances of a man who I met in August of 1977 as we both entered The Citadel. After graduation we lost touch. :-( Thank you for those that shared, Thank YOU Don for being a positive influence in my and many other people's lives. You made the world a better place. See you at a Muster when we are all in the next existence. '81 India

John Williams

September 2, 2018

Don was my friend, classmate . . “You’re Citadel MEN, you have no pension for failure, you wear the Ring, you never let a friend down, you will be good fathers, husbands, and the armed forces, and industry, those around you will forever be attracted to the shining light in your lives, and you, will guide others in your path of success, you are strong at heart, body, and mind. You have deep interests in protecting such things as Honor, Fidelity, and all things unmaterial in nature. Your virtues matter not only in wealth, but in the richness of family, you are the last of the knights.” this is a quote from President Ronald Reagan he was talking about all of us . . . Don is the embodiment.