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Sidney Paul Rust 10/21/2008 SACRAMENTO -- Sidney Paul Rust, 73, of Sacramento died
peacefully on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his home. Sidney was born March 23, 1935, near Sacramento
to the late Ishmal and Alberta Rust. He was a member of Pac's Baptist Church. Sidney was
preceded in death by his son, Tony Rust of Sacramento. Sidney retired from the Air Force after 20
years, having served in Vietnam. He also retired from Commonwealth Aluminum after more than 20
years. He continued to work as a master upholsterer for more than 34 years. Sidney was a free and
accepted Mason for more than 43 years as an active member of Sacramento Masonic Lodge No. 735. He
was prestigiously awarded as an honorary Kentucky Colonel. Survivors include his wife, Chloe B.
Rust of Sacramento; a daughter, Debbie (Mike) Thaxton of Sacramento; a son, Eric Rust of
Sacramento; stepdaughters Sherral Bland and Margaret Hicks of Columbia, S.C.; a stepdaughter,
Peggy (Barry) Dant of Beech Grove; three grandchildren, Justin, Kristen and Shawn Rust; seven
stepgrandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; four sisters, Mildred (Rodna) Adkins of Livia,
Shirley (Sam) Harris of Greenville, Wanda (Travis) Pleasant of Madisonville and Eunice (Chris)
Judd of Owensboro; and a brother, Mike (Debbie) Rust of Cadiz. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at Tucker Memorial Chapel in Sacramento, with the Rev. Jesse Johnson and Mike Rust officiating.
Burial will be in Poplar Grove Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m.
today. Masonic services are at 7 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to Green River
Hospice. Online condolences can be made at