Harry Lusk, age 82, of the Spear Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at Roan Highlands Nursing Center. A native of Avery County, he was a son of the late Ivor and Rita Wise Lusk. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Edna Griffith Lusk who passed away in 2003 and sisters: Beulah Lusk and Muriel McKinney. He was a member of Yellow Mountain Baptist Church. Harry was a Navy Veteran who later owned and operated his own business, Lusk Electric. He loved working on old cars, bluegrass gospel music, hauling junk steel but mostly he enjoyed his grandchildren.
Surviving is his daughter, Lori Hicks and husband, Kenny, of Heaton; sons: Mike Lusk and wife, Anne, of Jonesboro, TN, Clay Lusk and girlfriend, Ann Thompson, of Spruce Pine, David Lusk and wife, Sandy, of Spruce Pine and Mark Lusk and wife, Margaret, of Spear; brother, Ray Lusk and wife, Sandy, of Henson Creek; brother-in-law, S.J. Griffith of Morganton; grandchildren: Jeremiah Lusk (Nikki), Pamela Lusk, Christopher Lusk (Carrie), Jessie Stines (Chad), Luke Lusk, John Lusk, Jimmy Lusk (Tabitha), Joshua Lusk (Karen), Gabriel Lusk (Amber), Austin Lusk, Isaiah Lusk and Savanna Lusk; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 21st in Yellow Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Jude Hughes and Rev. Billy McGuire will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Yellow Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. The family would like to say a special thank you to family and friends Isolene Sparks, Laura Crowe and Jillian Crowe. To send online condolences, please visit our website at www.yanceyfuneralservice.com.