Cecil Eldon Mushrush, 83, of Alma passed away Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at his home. Eldon spent 43 years working in retail management. He was hired by F.W. Woolworth in 1957, then joined TG&Y for 23 years before finishing his career at Walmart in 2000. Eldon was always active in the cities in which he resided. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime of community and civic service. Upon retirement, Eldon devoted much of his time to helping others in the community of Alma. He was committed to the success of the Alma Community Outreach Center, where he was a former executive director. As a member of the First Baptist Church of Alma, he was always ready to lend a helping hand to various projects. His passion was for the church’s annual Christmas is for Caring program. Eldon was a former director of the Alma Chamber of Commerce and is also a commissioned colonel of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Eldon was also an avid supporter of University of Louisville Athletics. #L1C4. Eldon was born July 29, 1935, in Des Arc, to the late Lawrence and Ouida (Swan) Mushrush and also preceded in death by a brother, William Mushrush.

Family held service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Alma. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Alma.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mushrush of the home; one son, Ken Mushrush of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Helen Whitkanack of Clarksville; and a brother, James Mushrush and wife Tamala of Hurricane, W.V.

The family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Ocker Funeral Home, 917 Hwy. 64 E, Alma.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alma Community Outreach Center, P.O. Box 1104 Alma, AR 72921, or First Baptist Church of Alma, P.O. Box 819, Alma, AR 72921.

To place an online tribute, please visit www.ockerfuneralhome.com.