Lusk, John C. John Clark Lusk died May 16, 2014. He was born March 12, 1920 in Brownsboro, Texas to Tom and Zilliah Lusk. He was a resident of Dallas for more than half a century before moving to Austin to be near family. John served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was an executive with Anderson Clayton Foods and a private investor. He was active in numerous local, state and national associations and a long time member of First Presbyterian Church, Dallas, where he served as an Elder and Trustee and board member of the First Presbyterian Church Foundation. He was especially proud of his role in the early days of The Stewpot, an urban safe haven for homeless and at-risk individuals in downtown Dallas. He was a member of the Trinity Valley Masonic Lodge # 1048 of Dallas and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He loved to fish and was an expert gardener. His roses provided consolation and beauty to his friends for many years. From 2001 to 2013 his home was Presbyterian Village North Retirement Community (PVN) where he served as President of the Village Council and as a Trustee of the PVN Foundation. In Austin he resided at Westminster-Manor Retirement Community. John was preceded in death by his wife Mary Frances (Cody) Lusk. He is survived by three children; Randy and Cathy Lusk of Austin TX, Steve and Nancy Lusk of Charlotte NC, and Deborah and Dr. Rick McKinney of Austin TX; 8 grandchildren: John and Rhonda Lusk of Seattle WA, Justin and Quian Lusk of Seattle WA, Cara and Greg Lee of Charlotte NC., Molly and Shawn Campbell of Midlothian VA, Emily Lusk and Anna Belle Lusk of Charlotte NC; Jennifer McKinney of Austin TX, Rebecca and James Blair of Santa Barbara CA; and 4 great-grandchildren, Henry and Oliver Campbell and Dorothy and Mildred Lee. His remains he donated to the University Of Texas at San Antonio Body Donation Program for scientific research. A graveside memorial services will be held at a later date at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation, 1835 Young Street Dallas, TX 75201, or to Presbyterian Village North Foundation, 8600 Skyline Drive, Dallas, TX 75243.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on May 25, 2014