Earnest Lee “Ernie” Rust, 55, of Gravois Mills, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Gravois Mills.
He was born Feb. 27, 1966 in Kansas City, Kan., a son of Rex Lee Rust and Jacquelen Mills.
He was raised in Tonganoxie, Kan. and graduated from high school there. He lived and worked in Oregon, Kansas, and Missouri. He moved to the Lake of the Ozarks area 10 years ago.
He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, gardening, and watching drag racing on television.
He attended The Door church in Laurie.
He is survived by mother Jackie Mills; children Ian and Erin; brother Donald Rust; sister Janet Mills; fiancé Tina Chituck; and many other relatives and friends.
A celebration of life observance is planned at a later date.
Cremation arrangements under direction of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel in Laurie.