September 6, 1939 - December 8, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013 10:30 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Hom
G. Edward “Ed” Tussing, Jr., 74, of Cable, passed away, Sunday, December 8, 2013 in Mercy Memorial Hospital.
Ed was born September 6, 1939 in Urbana, Ohio the son of Guy Burton and Nellie V. (Ropp) Tussing, Sr.
Ed served his country in the United States Army. He retired from Grimes Manufacturing after 43 years of service. Ed ran his own construction company for 47 years and was a real estate agent for several years. He liked softball and was dedicated to the roofing ladder. Ed enjoyed being a member of the Mingo Breakfast Club and loved spending time with his children and family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eilene (Watkins) Tussing; son, Todd Tussing (Kenneth Emerick); daughters, Connie Rae (Ray) Boggs, Jr. of Mingo and Lois (Austin) Monroe of Cable; grandchildren, Justin Boggs, Ashley Boggs, Scott Kelso, Tristian Kelso, Electria Monroe and Abbey Monroe; “special children”, Robert Tussing, Brian Tussing, Keith Tussing, Austin Tussing, Monica Tussing, Suzanna Garvey and Phil Vanhoose; brother, Joseph Tussing of Springfield; brothers-in-law, Sherman (Delores) Watkins of North Lewisburg and Gene (Sarah) Watkins of Urbana; as well as sister-in-law, Shirley Hess of Delaware.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, two infant siblings and a “special child” Bill Tussing.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in the FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON FUNERAL HOME North Lewisburg. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 2013 in the funeral home with Rev. Mimi Ault officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Cable. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any children’s charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
To the family of Ed Tussing,
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Eddie. I always loved working with him, both at Grimes and doing all the roofing and remodeling jobs together.
So sorry I did not hear this sad news sooner. I would have definately paid my respects and offered condolences to you.
May Eddie rest in peace and may you find comfort in the days ahead.
With deepest sympathy
If there are Saints on this earth then Eddie was certainly one of them. We will miss him.
Todd and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. No matter what age we are, it is still hard to lose our parents. Praying for you and your family – that as you think about your dad that you may remember the good times and create new memories as you spend time with family and friends.
Our deepest condolences. Ed was a great friend .
We need more like him in this world.