Eric Andrew DeBusk
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Eric Andrew DeBusk GLADE SPRING, Va. Eric Andrew DeBusk, age 35, formerly of Miami Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his parents, Patty and Allen DeBusk of Glade Spring; one sister, Kelly DeBusk Maffeo and her husband, Charlie, of Winchester, Va.; paternal grandmother, Betty DeBusk of Glade Spring; life partner, David Ewing and "Fitch the Pug" of Miami Beach, Fla.; special "sis" Cindy McGuire of Stephens City, Va.; and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, C.W. and Gaye Bowers; and his paternal grandfather, Herb DeBusk. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Glade Spring Baptist Church with Pastor Dennis Blazier and Pastor Craig Stevens officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Appalachian Assistance Coalition, 201 E. Main St., Suite 110, Marion, VA 24354; or to Hospice of Southwest Virginia, 301 East Valley St., Abingdon, VA 24210. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com Mr. DeBusk and his family are in the care of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N. Shady Ave., Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.


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Published in Bristol Herald Courier from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2011.
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January 19, 2011
This is to Eric (because I know you're sneaking a peak at this from Heaven)- I didn't know you long, but instantly liked you when we met in Florida. You were a great guy and obviously a wonderful son and brother and when I meet your folks and Kelly in Florida in a couple of weeks, we'll be certain to toast the wonderful and kind person you were. Peace.
Ken Berg
January 18, 2011
Eric seem to always find the humor in life. He seem to find ways to always make me and others smile. To the Debusk family, I am keeping everyone in my prayers.
Melinda Davis Himstedt
January 17, 2011
I was so glad to have talks with Eric during his last visit home and will treasure them forever. Our deepest sympathy- Love Aunt Faye and Uncle Ed
January 16, 2011
Allen and Patty and family. We are so sorry to hear of your loss and want you to know the entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers.We have fond memoriew of Eric and his time visiting during general assembly.
Ray and Anne Elam
Ray Elam
January 16, 2011
ALLEN,PATTY,KELLY,AND CINDY; IM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. HE IS IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE NOW AND IS NO LONGER SUFFERING. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.
Meaghan Jenkins
January 15, 2011
When I was a Freshmen coming into the band, Eric always made me feel like I was worth something. When somebody put me down for something, Eric was always there to stand up for me. He was an amazing man. My memories of him will always be of how much he made me laugh. He always had a smile on his face and I'll always remember that smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Holly Garland
January 15, 2011
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless you all with his Grace.
Jonathan Cook
January 15, 2011
Allen and Patty, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ronald and Sharon Chapman
January 15, 2011
To the DeBusk family- Praying for an extra measure of grace,strength,peace and comfort during this time of loss. We didn't know Eric personally but we prayed for him and your family while serving Glade Spring Baptist in 2006-08.
Pastor Steve and Nancy Byrd
January 14, 2011
I'm so sorry that he's gone, but gone to a much better place. I'll keep the family in my prayers always.
Lisa Kent
January 13, 2011
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God comfort you all in the time of your grief. Call us if we can be of any comfort. Love and Prayers
Bobby & Betty Bowers
January 13, 2011
The loss of a child is something none of us want to see in our lifetime. I can't even imagine the pain you guys are enduring now. Just have peace in knowing that Eric touched the hearts of many people in his life and was truly a great person during his time on earth! Now he is singing with the angels in Heaven.
Shannon Ford
January 13, 2011
Allen, Patty and DeBusk family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Joyce & Jim Statzer
Joyce & Jim Statzer
January 13, 2011
So sorry for the loss of Eric. May the memories you all have bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead.
Rachel Keller
January 13, 2011
Angie, you and your family have our heartfelt sympathy in the death of your nephew Eric. May God bless you and may you feel his love during this time.

Carolyn Henderson
January 12, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit with Eric the other day. He will always be carried in our hearts
chris widner
January 12, 2011
May God grant your family peace and comfort during this, your time of great need.
Johnna Bishop Maney
January 12, 2011
Al, Patty, and Kelly,
I am so sorry for your loss and love all of you. Know that my thoughts are with you. Love you, Wendi White
Wendi White
January 12, 2011
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family during this difficult loss. Eric was a kind and loving guy. We shared so many memories in our early high school years and catching up on Facebook about a year ago. He will be greatly missed and only happy memories of him will remain in my heart.
Kristen Widener Green
January 12, 2011
Although, we have never met, I know Cindy thinks the world of you. And I think the world of her. Many blessings to your family.
Marla McCabe
January 12, 2011
I just wanted to tell you that I am so very sorry about Eric's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him from when we were kids. He never failed to make me laugh!. He was a truly special person!
Julie Baldwin
January 12, 2011
Allen, Patty, Kelly and Charlie we are keeping you all in our hearts and in our prayers.Lynn and Eugene: Summer,Lee and Aaron: Nanny Helen and Mary Margaret
Eugene Moretz
January 12, 2011
Patty and Allen,
So sorry to hear about your son, Eric. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire DeBusk family.
David Scott
January 12, 2011
Your life was important, you touched us all. You will be missed. Rest in peace Eric.
Kimberly Frondorf
January 12, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be a comfort to you and your family during this time. Eric was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.
Christy Lutz (PHHS 95)
January 12, 2011
To Patty, Allen, Kelly, and the rest of the DeBusk family, Carole and I send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Eric. We have known him since he was a child and can recall the many good times that we shared in school, church, and other activities. I had the pleasure to work with him at VHCC and thoroughly enjoyed his friendship and fellowship. Hold fast to God's Holy Word (Psalms 73: 25-26)which says "My body and my mind may become weak, but God is my strength. He is mine forever". Our Love Dr. Jack and Carole Garland
Dr. Jack Garland
January 12, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace and comfort in your time of need. Eric was a very caring and wonderful person. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather Owens
January 12, 2011
Sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family.
David Jackson-PHHS-96
January 12, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
vanessa trent-stiltner
January 12, 2011
Dear Debusk Family, I grew up with all of you in the Glade Baptist Church, and have such fond memories of all of you. Dennis Blazier was major support to us during the illness/death of our mother, and I know he will give such spiritual comfort to each of you. Please know how sorry I am for your loss, and that you are in my prayers and heart. May God "hold you in the palm of his hand."
Mary Lynn (Goff) Hammer
January 12, 2011
Patty, Allen & Kelly I am so sorry for your loss. I thought alot of Eric & recently got back in touch with him over Facebook. May God bring you Peace & Comfort you during this most difficult time. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Eric was wonderful person inside & out.
Judith Blackwell Edwards
January 12, 2011
Patty and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, May God give you comfort and peace, You and your family will be in our prayers. Debbie Barr
Debbie Barr
January 12, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God grant you peace and grace during this time. Doug and Sandy Kubosh
January 12, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless and comfort you during this difficult time. Eric was a wonderful person. Jason Boswell & Family (Abingdon, VA)
January 12, 2011
Janet and Sanford, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God continue to bless and comfort you all.
Vickie Carter
January 12, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Arnold and Temple Mellinger
Arnold & Temple Mellinger
January 12, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that you are in our prayers. May God Comfort and Bless you .

Patsy Galliher and Chrissy Galliher Orfield
Patsy Galliher
January 12, 2011
Sheriff Fred Newman and the Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Eric DeBusk. If our Sheriff’s Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sheriff Newman and Members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Fred Newman
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