In Memory

Randell Dudley 'Randy' Lusk (St Flying Tigers) - Class Of 1955

Randell Dudley 'Randy' Lusk (St Flying Tigers)

Randell Dudley 'Randy' Lusk

September 29, 1937 - July 9, 2012

Randell Dudley "Randy" Lusk


Obituary for Randell D. Lusk

Randell Dudley "Randy" Lusk, 74, of Emory, Texas and former, long-time Abilene resident, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 at Senior Suite Care & Rehab of Emory.

He was born September 29, 1937 in Winters, Texas to Joe D. and LaVerne (Denson) Lusk. His parents lived in Bradshaw, and Randy, as he was known to family and friends, grew up in that community. He graduated from South Taylor High School in Tuscola.

Randy joined the US Air Force in 1954 where he served 21 months in the Philippine Islands. In the summer of 1958 he was honorably discharged and returned home to the "love of his life," Patricia Ann Wiley. They were married in the fall of that year.

Randy spent the majority of his adult life working as a buyer for Texas Hide and Metal Company in Abilene. He also worked several years for the State of Texas Prison System in Abilene, was a professional installer for Interior Designs in Abilene, and drove a route part-time for transporting the U.S. mail.

He loved vacationing in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico and enjoyed his back yard and watching programs on the History, Discovery, and Weather channels. He loved to watch his grandchildren play and hear about their lives and milestones. Randy was a serious, hard-working man who was very dedicated and dependable in every aspect. He never lost his dreams and always encouraged others to dream big, to work hard for what they believed in, and to trust the Lord!

Randy and his family attended church and fellowshipped at Word of Emmanuel Family Church of Abilene, later called Fountaingate. He was a member of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International through the late 1960's and 70's. A favorite of his to sing was "This is the day; this is the day that the Lord hath made!"

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; and all his siblings, John Harris, Bobbie Harris Nicholas, Oleta Harris Harlow, and Shirley Jo Lusk Branham.

Randy is survived by his daughter, Melissa Ann Goodwin and husband, Brent, of Katy; and son, Randell Scott Lusk and wife, Lisa, of Emory. Also surviving are grandchildren, Victoria Caitlin and Colton Brent Goodwin of Katy; Preston Scott and Olivia Nicole Lusk of Emory, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express thanks to Hospice Plus of Emory, Greenville and Dallas for their devoted and constant care for Randy during the last six months of his life.

There will be a memorial service on Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. at Lange Funeral Home Chapel in Ballinger. Interment will be that afternoon at Old Runnels Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Lange Funeral Home. Guests may register online at