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Ray Anthony Tuesing

August 7, 1949 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 69)

Ray Anthony Tuesing, age 69, departed this life on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.  Death was sudden and unexpected.  Ray is a lifelong resident of the Hambleton community, residing the past 12 years at 69 Green Hole Lane in Hendricks.

He is survived by his wife, Roxanne Roberts Nestor Tuesing, stepdaughters, Jennifer Nestor Louk (Andy Rapp); Amy McDaniel (Keith); and Carrie Archuleta (Cade).  Grandchildren:  Matthew Louk, Anna Louk, Emma Louk, Devin McDaniel, Dustin McDaniel, and the light of his life and special partner in all things farming/hunting/fishing/swimming, Oliver Archuleta.   He is survived by brother Fred H Tuesing (Penny) and sister, Karen Pyles (Howard) and numerous nieces and a nephew. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred H.and Bessie Summerfield Tuesing, twin brother Roy A. Tuesing, and brother William Thomas Tuesing.

Ray retired as an operating engineer, working out of Local 132 IUOE.  He spent his time since retiring as a community volunteer, working with the Tucker County Senior Citizens and other local food banks to bring food to Tucker County.  He spent much time delivering eggs to folks in the Parsons area, often referred to as “the egg man”.  He was a former member of the Hendricks Town Council and Hendricks Park Board, and a devoted member of the Mountain Top Hunt Club.   Ray loved to garden and share his knowledge of heirloom seeds and gardening techniques.  He had recently discovered a love for bluegrass music and looked forward to his time at Pickin' in Parsons Bluegrass Festival.   Ray was Protestant in faith.

Ray was loved for an infinite number of reasons, but mostly for his honesty and work ethic.   Ray was a tireless worker, a loyal loving husband, and a true friend to many.  If you needed a hand, Ray was there to help you.  

Ray was a devoted father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren.  Although his girls did not enter the world through his body, they entered the world through his heart.  Jennifer, Amy, Carrie and the grandchildren cherished the love and support he showered upon them.

He provided his family with a never-ending sense of physical safety and emotional security.  He loved working long hours to provide the family with a comfortable lifestyle.  He loved and accepted each and every one.  His love of the family evolved into building a cabin by the river and then a pavilion to be enjoyed by the entire extended family and friends for numerous events each year.  Everyone looked forward to "Ray's chicken", whether at a family reunion or when he was helping with fund raising for the local park or football or baseball team.  He was a good man, an extraordinary husband and outstanding father and grandfather who will be loved and missed by many.

Ray’s request for cremation is being honored.  A memorial service is planned for Saturday, April 20, 2019 at 69 Green Hole Lane, Hendricks WV. Time will be announced closer to the date. 

Memorial tributes can be made in Ray’s memory to the Tucker County Senior Citizens, Inc.  217 Senior Lane, Parsons, WV 26287.

Professional services are being provided to the family with the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Morgantown.

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Donations may be made to:

Tucker County Senior Citizens
217 Senior Lane, Parsons WV 26287

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