Vancie Kent Lusk, Sr.
Vancie Kent Lusk, Sr., age 80, of Bartow, has gone on his path of journey to be with the Lord and to be kept in His loving care. Vancie died Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Ohio State University Hospital, East, in Ohio.
Born February 14, 1931, in Wyoming County, he was a son of the late Nannie Bell Lusk.
Vancie served in the United States Army Infantry for five years with the 3rd Infantry Division. He was honorably discharged after serving in Korea and Japan, having been wounded in combat, being shot three times and a hand-grenade destroying part of his lower body. He was awarded three Purple Hearts among several other decorations.
He returned to the United States and worked in the Coal Mining Industry as a heavy construction worker, a truck driver and foreman. He retired in 1990. He was a Master Mason with the Riverside Lodge #124.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Jean Lusk, whom he married December 7, 1956; two daughters, Birdie Jenell Kline, and husband, Jeff, Sr., of Green Bank, and Debra Jean Lusk, and fianc?, Edward, of Ohio; a son, Vanice K. "Jody" Lusk, II, and wife, Rhonda, of Durbin; a grandson, Jeffrey L. Kline, Jr., of Bartow; sister-in-law, Ellen Johnson, and husband, Esco; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, November 1, 6 - 8 p.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale. Funeral service is Wednesday, November 2, 11 a.m. at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Reynolds officiating. Private Military Graveside Rites will be held following the service.