Douglas Francis Trusty, age 90, of Vicksburg, formerly of Linton, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at his daughter's residence in Vicksburg. He was born March 14, 1922, in Vicksburg, the son of Earl Trusty, Sr. and Ruth (Meredith) Trusty.
He was a welder at a coal mine and drove a school bus for Linton Schools. He owned his own barber shop in Linton for 55 years. He was a member of Grace Gospel Church in Linton where he served as an elder, and he was a member of Masonic Lodge #560 in Linton for over 50 years. Doug was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the sea bees. He and four of his brothers were in WW II during the same time period.
Survivors include two daughters, Lorene (Carl) Floyd and Brenda Trusty, both of Vicksburg; Rita (Don) Greenwood, who has been like a daughter; a brother, Clovis Trusty of Fremont, Ohio, two grandchildren, Michelle Diane Benefiel and Jennifer Rose, eight great-grandchildren, Brandon, Mallory, Tabitha, Keisha, Cloey, Tanner, Aryan, & Penney; two great-great-grandchildren, Raygan Dee & Jocelyn Rose; three step-grandchildren, Steve Floyd, Denise Graves, and Stuart Floyd; two step-great-grandchildren, Kelsey & Allison, and a step-great-great-grandchild, Wyatt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rosie Lorene (Dove) Trusty, one great-grandchild, Paris Rose, four brothers, Myles, Leroy, Earl "Junior," and Grover "Buster" Trusty, and two sisters, Mary Ann Roudebush and Becky McCarthy.
He was a charter member of the Linton Civitan Club and the Grace Gospel Church.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Grace Gospel Church in Linton, Pastors Paul Sweet and Shaun Winters officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. A military graveside service will be conducted by American Legion Post #22.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton and at 9 a.m. Saturday until the hour of the service at the church. The Linton Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Grace Gospel Church in Linton through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be made at www.welchcornett.com.