Richard Luther Tusing

Richard Luther  Tusing, 77 of Mt., Jackson and Staunton, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Sentara RMH Medical Center in Harrisonburg.

He was born February 6, 1939 in Hepners, VA, son of the late Luther Leonard and Anna Louise Zerkel Tusing.

He was one of the first AFLAC Insurance Agents in the state of Virginia and worked for the company for over 40, years.  He was a member of the Old Timers Society of AFLAC.

He was a life time member , a charter member and had been President of the Augusta County Lions Club.

Mr. Tusing raised and showed miniature horses.

He was an avid sports fan. He was a well known athlete in his younger years.

Mr. Tusing was married 55 years to Carolyn Lucas Tusing who preceded him in death, May 27, 2015.

They were married July 16, 1960.

He is survived by a daughter, Dawn Tusing Burris of Charlottesville; a son, Michael Tusing of Staunton; and a grandson, Dr. Jon-Ryan Burris of Rochester, New York

In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, David Lynn Tusing.

Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Shenandoah County, P.O. Box 173, Woodstock, VA 22664.

Cremation arrangements are by Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson.

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5 Condolences to Richard Luther Tusing

  1. LARRY SHOWALTER says:

    MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATE AND A FINE PERSON. LOVED PLAYING BASEBALL, BASKETBALL AND ALL THE OTHER SPORTS WITH RICHARD THRU OUT OUR HIGH SCHOOL DAYS.

  2. Evelyn Craun says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Tusing. It has been a long time since I have seen you both. I still remember you and Mr. Tusing kindness when I work at your Staunton laundry on Greenville Ave. How kind both of you were. Never failing to thank me for my work at the laundry. May God be with you , Mrs. Tusing and your family, and comfort you.
    Evelyn Craun

  3. Felix Sanders says:

    Richard was a classmate and good friend. He was very welcoming to me at Triplett High School when I transferred in to the junior class from another school. I always enjoyed talking with him and catching up at our class reunions. He was a good man and I was shocked to hear of his death.

  4. Pete and Dianne Wright says:

    Dawn, Michael, and Jon-Ryan, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your Dad (and Grandad) was such a wonderful man. He was loved by everyone he came into contact with. Every conversation we ever had with him was so genuine. What you saw was what you got-a very loving, family-oriented, very devoted husband, Dad, and Grandad. He and your Mom had such a close relationship. Hard workers doesn’t begin to describe the two of them. They raised two fantastic children. They were so proud of the two of you and of course, Jon-Ryan. They leave behind such a legacy in you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay close. Sending much love to each of you.

  5. Bill and Donna Payne says:

    So many good times, so many laughs, so many kindnesses–thank you, Richard. We’ll miss you.

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