Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ronald E. Lusk

Ronald E. Lusk, age 76, of Shelby, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at his home.

He was born April 12, 1942 in Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania. As a young boy he was a 4-H member and showed jersey cattle from the family farm. It was there that he was trained by his father to care for and operate equipment. Ron was in construction his entire life for various companies including Finnegan Construction from where he retired. He also worked for his son, Troy, at Exhaust Pipes Plus.

Ron enjoyed spending quality time with friends and giving advice to young men around the kitchen table. Over the last 18 years he has spent time working with his son, Troy, at the Circle T with horse shows, rodeos and farming. Over the course of his lifetime Ron was an avid NASCAR fan traveling with his family to multiple tracks to camp and watch the races. His favorite was the Daytona 500. He will be remembered for giving advice and encouragement, living life in his quiet way, and loving his family. He was a member of Shelby Alliance Church.

He is survived by his wife: Nancy C. (Spate) Lusk, whom he married on October 23, 1960; 3 children: Bruce (Tyra) Lusk of Weatherford, TX, R. Troy (Janet) Lusk of Shelby and Lori (Lazarus) Todd of Mansfield; Grandchildren: Deserae (Chad) Gray, Justin Lusk (Brittany Stelle), Jordyn Lusk, Cody (Megan) Lusk, Markella Todd (Joshua Winemiller), Alexis Todd, Jannah Currie, Dakota, Justice, Jesse, and Dalton; Great grandchildren: Lilly, Austin, Sydney, Brody, Ashchen, Graycen, Ryker, Carter, Max, and Corbin; Siblings: Robert (Connie) Lusk of Charleroi, PA and Glenda (Russell) Miller of Eighty-Four, PA; Sister-in-law: Lorraine Lusk of Scenery Hill, PA; Step-mother: Ginny Lusk of Eighty-Four, PA; Numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: Kenneth “Dutch” Lusk; his mother: Dorothy (Morrison) Lusk Byers; his step-father: George Byers; and his twin brother: Donald Lusk.
Family and friends are welcome on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 11 AM at Shelby Alliance Church, 105 East Smiley Road, Shelby, Ohio. Burial will follow in Little London Cemetery. Memorial expressions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude PL., Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Gloria Mosley says:

    Dear Lusk family,
    Please accept my condolence and deep regrets for your loss at this difficult and painful time for I lost my entire family to this enemy death and I would like to share where I found help at that time. I found comfort and hope in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 there it tells us we’ll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. These scriptures along with others help me cope with my loss and get through each day because now I know I’ll see my love ones again and so can you. I wanted to share this with you now when comfort and hope is needed hoping that this will help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time and please know that I do share your grief and hope you’ll feel free to let me know if I accomplished my purpose. Hoping to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

  2. Shelli Leclair says:

    Nancy and family…. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Nurse Shelli from Midwest Allergy

  3. Carol Coy says:

    Des and Justin and rest of Lusk family. My thoughts love and prayers are with you all.

  4. Scott/Rene Hefner says:

    Troy and family, we are so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a kind fun loving man. I’ll never forget the time we came to the arena for a show and your dad had mowed the grass and set cones out for our personal perfect parking spot!! Lots of memories. Cherish them. Prayers to you all as you go through this difficult time.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Scott and Rene’ Hefner

  5. Peggy Kleer says:

    To Bruce Lusk & Family: my sincere condolences – meaning to suffer together. It is hard to lose your parent! The Lord God has bestowed upon you His grace, comfort, & peace! Please take the time to be kind to yourselves, to rest, & to allow yourself to grieve. God’s Blessings! Peggy Kleer

  6. Barb Postema says:

    Nancy, I am praying for you and your family to know God’s grace like never before. You have taken care of your husband for a long time and watched him decline. Not an easy road but our Lord Jesus is sufficient and His strength has been yours and will continue. Cling to His Word for comfort and know others are praying for you. hugs, Barb P.

  7. Sandy Hamilton says:

    Nancy and Family
    You have our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Woody Gearhart says:

    Troy, so sorry for the loss of your. What a great man. Prayers for the whole family.

  9. Sonya Zeigler says:

    Nancy, Bruce, Lori,Troy and all of your wonderful family, I’m so very sorry for your loss! Doesn”t matter if it was a sudden loss or a loss you knew was coming ,it’s still the hardest thing in the world to go through, especially when the loved one was as GREAT as Ron! I will cherish all the Nascar times shared with Ron and Nancy at Daytona and Charlotte, we had so much fun going to the many garages and getting drivers autographs and chatting with them! Had every intention of being there today but got the times mixed up! So glad I stopped a few weeks ago and got to visit! Ron was one of the kindest men I knew and he will be sadly missed! Love and prayers to you all!
    Sonya Zeigler and family

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