Gary K. Tussey, age 80, of St. Francisville, Illinois passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on September 22, 1940 in St. Francisville, Illinois, the son of Cleo ‘Clet’ and Bonnie (Ensor) Tussey. He married Barbara Thompson on January 28, 1960, and she survives.
Gary owned and operated Tussey Oil Properties for 55 years, as well as Tussey Thoroughbreds. He was a member of the St. Francisville Christian Church and the Horseman’s Association.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one granddaughter, Tara Tussey.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Kevin Tussey and wife, Joyce and Brian Tussey and wife, Boo all of Bridgeport, Illinois; two brothers, Ronald C. Tussey and wife, Gloria of Munster, Indiana and John Tussey and wife, Mary Jo of St. Francisville, Illinois; five grandchildren, Jamie Tussey, Jessica Thomas, Scott Tussey and wife, C. J., Larry Pedigo and Tyler G. K. Tussey and wife, Dakotah; and 11 great-grandchildren, Fiona Tussey, Beckett Tussey, Rowan Tussey, Greyson Thomas, Ella Thomas, Miller Tussey, Aeryn Bailey, Carin Pedigo, Lane Dean Pedigo, Kenley Pedigo and Tuff Tussey.
Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 02, 2021 at 10:30 AM CDT at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM CDT at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francisville Senior Citizens, Cystic Fibrosis, American Cancer Society, or Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
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