James Comer Lusby Jr.

November 8, 1923 - June 25, 2018
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James C. Lusby Jr. – of Knoxville passed quietly at home surrounded by family to go to his Heavenly home to be with our precious Lord on Monday, June 25, 2018, after having been blessed with 94 wonderful years.  This amazing husband, brother, father, grandfather, and friend will be missed by so many, but all that loved him and knew how much he loved the Lord know we will see him again.  So we that loved him rejoice that he is now receiving the reward of God’s holy presence.  Member of Lyons Creek Baptist Church.  Served in WWII as a Staff Sargent in the Army and proudly served his country at Normandy, receiving the American Theatre, EAME Theatre, two Bronze Stars, and the WWII Victory Medal.  Preceded in death by parents, James C. Lusby, Sr. and Martha C. Mays Lusby; infant son, Larry Dean Lusby; brother, Hugh and wife Bobbie Lusby; sister, Margaret Daigle; grandson, Chad Barton Jones; and great great grandson, Aiden Isaiah Edington.  Survived by loving wife, Doris E. McKeehan Lusby, the love of his life that he shared 72 years of wonderful marriage as of April 27, 2018; devoted children, Diane and Chuck Rowe of Millington, TN, Patsy and Gary Jones of Seymour, TN, Linda Wilson, Sandra Lusby, Kim and Joe Henslee all of Knoxville, TN, and Jamie and E.W. Seals of Lenoir City, TN; sister, Nancy and Charlie Webb of Antioch, TN; grandchildren, Chris Rowe, Jennie Escarre, Sandy Wiedmeyer, Wendy Likes, Ian Jones, Kasey Wilson, Justin Wilson, Jason Wilson, Melissa Ray, Joe Deshazo, Misty Paul, Shana Edington, Chris Henslee, Alex Geer, and Matthew Seals; 33 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren who he was so proud of and loved them all so very much; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Wanda Hancock of Knoxville, TN; and friends and neighbors that he cherished and loved.  The family will receive friends 12:00-2:00 PM on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Bridges Funeral Home with the funeral service at 2:00 PM with Pastor Mark Williams and Pastor Tony Green officiating followed by the interment at Asbury Cemetery.  Military honors will be provided by East TN Veteran Honor Guard.  Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999.  www.bridgesfuneralhome.com

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Date: Friday, June 29, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bridges Funeral Home


5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37924

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Service Information

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Bridges Funeral Home


5430 Rutledge Pike, Knoxville, TN, 37924

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018

Asbury Cemetery


5100 Asbury Cemetery Road, Knoxville, TN, 37914

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Immediately following the funeral service.


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Born: November 8, 1923
Died: June 25, 2018

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Neldeane Rice posted on 6/30/18

All of your family are in my prayers for comfort and peace. J. C. Always had a beautiful smile that will be missed by everyone.. Paul and I are so sorry that we couldn’t come by today to see all of you but we thought about you all afternoon.. Sending love your way. Neldeane & Paul Rice


peggy wells posted on 6/27/18

all my thoughts and prayers.


Brenda Davidson posted on 6/27/18

Love & prayers to all your family during this difficult time! Trusting in God's promises, His peace, to all that love Him! I know you will miss your precious loved one...rest in God's promises, may you feel His comfort. Brenda Davidson (friend of Patsy)


Tim Kalthoff posted on 6/26/18

Sorry about the loss of J.C. I remember the "good old days" on Riverview. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Regards, Tim


Sue Lepper posted on 6/26/18

What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. I pray all of you make him proud as you continue your journey following his example of love for the Lord. Prayers for your comfort and strength as you support your mother in the days ahead. Sue Lepper Patsy’s Nursing Classmate


Rodney Ellison posted on 6/26/18

Very sorry for your loss. I will always remember him as a very nice man & I know that heaven gained an angel. We will see him again.


Sonja Young posted on 6/26/18

Our sincere condolences to the entire Lusby Family in the passing of Mr. Lusby. Though we didn't know him personally, we've worked with his daughter, Diane Rowe, & her husband, Chuck. In Mr. Lusby's absence, We thank his family for his Honorable service & sacrifices during WWII. We are grateful for a man such as he, for the legacy he leaves behind, in his children & grandchildren. May you all find Peace & Comfort in knowing that Mr. Lusby now abides with our Heavenly Father, along with those of his loved ones, who've gone before him. Our thoughts & prayers are with you... Your Friends & Family @ Indmar Products Co.


Chuck Rowe posted on 6/26/18

I have had the pleasure of being associated with the Lusby family for almost 52 years. I met and married their oldest daughter Diane when we were only 19 years old. Today as I look back on our wedding its was truly a miracle that Jay and Doris trusted and welcomed me into their family. It seems like just yesterday (July 18, 1966) Jay and I jumped into his 1959 Pontiac station wagon at the steps of Sand Branch Methodist Church for a mad dash back to the house at the last minute to retrieve the marriage licence we had forgotten. Jay just laughed and thought it was a great start to a new life for Diane and I. What I have learned over these year is how humble, caring and giving Jay and Doris are. It has been in just the last 3 or 4 years that he talked about his remarkable service to our country, we all knew he served but he never talked about the hell they went though or his participation in the Normandy landing. All 6 of the Lusby girls are special, they all have their own personalities and ways but I know that Jay was proud and treasured each of them in his own special way. Words can never express the gratitude I have for meeting my special Diane and the impact she and her parents have had on my life. May god share his grace with Jay as he has surely earned a place at his side.