Thomas Matthew Rush, 41, loved fishing and the outdoors.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 | 4:38 p.m. CDT; updated 7:04 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thomas Matthew Rush, beloved husband of Carly and proud father of Alleia, passed away September 10 at his home in Columbia, Mo. He was 41. Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 1, 1972 to Richard and Judy Rush of Grain Valley. His older brothers, Rick Jr. (Jill) and Tim (Michelle), were delighted to have another sibling to add to the fun and mischief. On August 1, 2008, Tom married the love of his life, Carly Walters. Tom enjoyed being a stepdad to Kolten and Matt. He valued the opportunity to share and participate in their activities. Their lives were blessed when Alleia joined the family in 2010.