Arn Anderson’s Oldest Son Dies
WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson took to Twitter today to announce the sad news that his oldest son, Barrett, has died. Anderson wrote: “Last night my family suffered a loss that should never be felt by any parent. Our older son Barrett passed away.” Barrett was just 37. Anderson didn’t disclose the nature of his son’s death.
Barrett, the brother of AEW star Brock Anderson, was not involved in the wrestling business. In his tweet, Arn reminded people how important it is to be there for family and friends, writing, “Tell those you love that you love them.”
Many of Anderson’s AEW colleagues and former WWE colleagues offered their condolences to the original Four Horsemen member on social media. The AEW Twitter account also offered condolences from the company to the Anderson family. Anderson has been a part of AEW since his debut at All Out 2019 as Cody Rhodes’ coach and manager.
Both Arn and Brock Anderson have been off AEW television in recent months, though Arn has been managing Brock and fellow second-generation wrestler Brian Pillman Jr. on “AEW Dark” and “AEW Dark: Elevation” since late last year. The former NWA and WCW stalwart commented on both his and Brock’s status on the AEW roster, saying that despite not appearing on TV they remain members of the team and are ready to leap to action if and when AEW calls upon them.
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Another big loss from the old Western Guilford High School community this week, as Donnie and Suzy Rumsey lost their son, Wesley Rumsey…Wesley Rumsey was only 39 years old…
from the RichandThompson.com Funeral and Cremation Services Tributes site:
Wesley Davis Rumsey, 39, of Burlington, NC, died suddenly on Monday, March 6, 2023 after a brief illness. He was born in Greensboro, NC, on October 22, 1983 to his parents Don E. Rumsey, Jr. and Susan P. Rumsey, who both survive him. He is also survived by his beloved fiancé, Dani Dix; his daughter Susan Miette Rumsey, and his son, Andrew Oliver Rumsey; his sister Sarah Kathryn Rumsey Hill (Brian), niece Ava Jayne Hill, and nephew Xavier Hill; his sister Emily Anne Rumsey McIntyre (Casey) and nephew Elliott Richard McIntyre. Wesley is also survived by his grandmother, Sally M. Rumsey, aunt Tammy Rumsey Pusey (Mark), uncle Eric Todd Rumsey (Zerita), aunt Leslie Rumsey Russell (Randy), and aunt Heather Rumsey Patton; and cousins Maggie, Rachel, Haley, Ben, Hannah, Shelby, Angela, Jessika, Cody and Dylan. Wesley was predeceased by his grandfather, Don “Big D” Rumsey and grandmother Dorothea “Grandma Dot” Pickard.
Wesley was a talented guitarist and lover of music in many genres. He was an artist who wrote songs and poetry, and drew and sketched portraiture. He was a craftsman who made furniture from wood and jewelry and statuary from metal. He built his own knives and guns but was not a hunter; Wesley wouldn’t harm an animal, man nor beast. Wesley was employed as a machine maintenance technician at Millennium Print Group in Raleigh, NC.
Wesley struggled with many demons in his young life, but fought against them with the heart and tenacity of a lion. He never, ever, gave up. Every time life knocked him down, he rose to fight again. He fought, he overcame, he won. Wesley put those demons behind him and was embarking on a new life as a father, a homeowner, and a successful, respected and sought-after slitter machine technician in the print industry.
Wesley was a kind and compassionate soul. He loved and respected everyone that he met on his journey, and was loved and respected by many. He would, literally, give anyone the shirt off his back, the shoes off his feet, and every dime in his pocket. Even in the depths of his own darkness and addiction, Wesley would reach out and lift up a friend who also struggled or was in need. He touched so many people’s lives in his brief time on earth, that he is loved and respected by a multitude, some whose names we don’t even know.
Wesley Davis Rumsey was a loving and deeply devoted son, grandson, brother, father, uncle, cousin and friend. He was a man the likes of which the world seldom sees. He will be missed by so many.
There will be a Celebration of Wesley Rumsey’s life Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, 306 Glenwood Ave. Burlington, NC 27215, followed by a Reception at his parents’ home at 1802 Efland Drive, Greensboro, NC 27408, starting at 5:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, Wesley’s family asks that you consider a donation to the care and education of his two children https://gofund.me/570deb64.