Rusty was born on June 27, 1933 to Lester and Bernice Nail.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his lifelong friend and coworker, Ken Callis.
Survivors include his sister, Marilyn Erekson Lambert and husband Jim of Odem; several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Funeral Home in Corpus Christi. A memorial service immediately followed at 10 a.m. Burial was at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, in Oakwood Cemetery, Refugio.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Masonic Lodge 190 of Refugio, the American Legion Post 364 in Corpus Christi or The Boy Scouts of America.