Harry David Tusing

Harry David Tusing, 63, of Woodstock, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at his home.  The funeral will be held  Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Community Mission Church of the Brethren west of Woodstock.  Reverends Howard Lutz and Dale Bowers  will officiate.  Burial with military honors by Edinburg VFW Post #2447 will follow in Columbia Furnace Cemetery.

Mr. Tusing was born August 16, 1948 in Macanie, Virginia son of the late Melvin Moses Tusing Sr. and Alma Biller Tusing.  He was an Army Veteran and worked as a landscaper for 22 years with Heronwood Farms in Upperville, VA.   He was a member of Edinburg VFW Post #2447  and the Eagles in New Market.  He faithfully attended Community Mission Church of the Brethren.

Mr. Tusing was preceded in death by his first wife, Shirley Hepler Tusing.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Ann Gochenour Tusing; four sons, Tracey Hepler of Mt. Jackson , Eugene Silvious of Henderson, NC, Frankie Silvious and Ricky Silvious of Fulks Run; three daughters, Karey Rexrode and husband Jeff  of Mt. Jackson, Donna Orndorff and husband Scotty  of Toms Brook and Denise Burnshire  and companion Rob Helsley of Edinburg; one sister, Audrey Andrick of Edinburg; three brothers, Melvin Tusing Jr. of Quicksburg, Freddie Tusing and Dickie Tusing both of Mt. Jackson, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and preceded in death by three sisters, four brothers and special uncle, Lester Biller.

Pallbearers will be John Allen Tusing, Mike Tusing, Dr. Wallace Lutz, James Orndorff, Wayne Clem and Warren Hepler.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Order of Eastern  Star.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mission Church of the Brethren Building Fund, C/o Hope Lonas, 1295 Deerhead Road, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 or Blue Ridge Hospice 333  W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

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12 Condolences to Harry David Tusing

  1. Crystal Hughes says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs!!
    ~ The Hughes Family

  2. Many happy childhood memories with lots of fun and laugter shared with Harry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    With Love,
    Brenda and Mike

  3. Billie and John Cummings says:

    For all the loved ones of Harry – - he was quite a man, wasn’t he? What a fine example of a Christian family man and citizen! We admired him greatly and appreciated his sincerity. A person could always trust Harry. We will miss him, too. He was a dear friend.

    • Trace Hepler says:

      Billie And John – Thank You So Much For Your Kind Words… Dad Was A Great Man Who Had Undying Faith… Because Of Him I Had A Great Childhood Filled With Hunting, Fishing, Yearly Camping Trips And Most Of All LOVE !!! I Know That I Will Never Be As Good A Man As He Was But Also Know That I Am A Better Man For Having Him As A Father… He Taught Me So Much In The Past 36Yrs And I Thank GOD For Every Minuite We Spent Together…

  4. Nancie Barker says:


    Tracey and Karey and Family…
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you… HUGS …
    with love
    nancie

  5. Nancie Barker says:

    Tracey and Karey and Family…
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    From what I have heard of Mr Tusing…He was a Wonderful Man
    with a Beautiful Heart and a Shining Soul…
    May God Bless you with every memory you had together…
    HUGS AND WITH LOVE,
    nancie

  6. Johnny Willingham says:

    I’m am so sorry for your loss. I had worked w/ Harry at Heronwood Farms since last March 2010. From what i known of him he was a great man w/ a kind heart & always spoke to me when we crossed each other on the farm or just standing around carrying on conversations at the garage on the farm! We will miss him dearly at work & i know he was a hard worker as well. My thoughts & prayers are going out to the family & friends of Harry. God Bless you all.

  7. Barbara Tusing says:

    To all freinds and family Harry will be greatly missed. We are hurting his loss now but Im sure Mom and Pap was there to take Harry home. He is safe now from all pain and suffering, God Bless all Family and Friends. Love you Harry Barb and Dickie

  8. Wanda Crouch says:

    Dear Nancy and Family, I was truly sorry to hear about Harry’s death. I didn’t get to know him well but enjoyed seeing him on occasions in Luray. Now we are in the same situation. I’ll pray you stay strong and have courage to get over the grief. Love you, Cousin Wanda

  9. Sherri Doe says:

    Hi Nancy Ann, I just learned of your husbands death and I wanted to send my sympathy to you and your family.We have been praying for you at church and we will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Love you

    • Dee Roe says:

      Dear Nancy Ann, Just learned of your loss yesterday, I’m so sorry! I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Take care of your self. May God Bless you & your entire family. Love-Hugs & Prayers. Deedy