Robert William Lusk, 69, of Brenton, WV passed away on Friday February 26, 2021 at Beckley ARH, Beckley, WV. He was born on February 10, 1952 in Pineville, WV; a son of the late Robert “Bob” and Mary Mullens Lusk. Robert is a 1970 graduate of Baileysville High School. He was a talented athlete and received a full scholarship to play basketball at Concord College. Robert still holds the record at Baileysville for the most points scored in a game. He loved to remind people that it would have been even more if they had the three point line during his time. As an adult, he played in an independent basketball league and won numerous tournaments and was chosen as Tournament MVP on multiple occasions. He was also a talented softball player, playing outfield and being the lead – off batter with Hunts Pharmacy / P. Joe’s Team. While on this team they won four World Titles, two National Titles and twenty-seven State Titles. Robert was chosen for the All World Team on two occasions. He was a coal miner and retired after thirty-five years. He worked most of his time with Candice Coal #2. Robert was a foreman and known for how well he took care of and loved his men. On many occasions, he would use his love to cook to have a hot meal waiting on his men when they finished their shift underground. Robert also loved to hunt and garden. He took pride in his gardening skills and spent many hours outside doing what he loved.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son; Jason Todd Lusk; four sisters; Arbutus Millens, Gladys Morgan, Pearl Steele, and Opal Warren; three brothers Coy Lusk, Albert Lusk, and Ralph Lusk.
Survivors include two daughters; Cindy (JR) Cook of Carthage, NC and Amy Lusk of Oceana; a son Bobby (Crystal) Lusk of Sun
Hill; a sister Betty (Jimmy) Smith of Crab Orchard; two brothers; Boyd Lusk of Oceana and Dale (Sandy) Lusk of Bolt; grandchildren; Justin (Paige) Prichard of Sophia, Katie Cook of Central, SC, Jamie Cook of Carthage, NC, Taylor Williams of Pineville, Madison Adkins of Charleston, and Maverick Lusk of Sun Hill; great grandsons; Jameson and Jonah Prichard of Sophia; Robert’s girlfriend Missy Hatfield and her daughter, Tessa Browning of Coal Mountain; close friends, Aaron Toler of Coal Mountain, Tommy Hatfield of Rockhouse, and Larry Hatfield of Coal Mountain; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, March 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Mark Strickland officiating. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 12 pm until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
The family is being served by Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.