Douglas Herbert Tussey, age 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born on Sunday, July 22, 1951 in Indianapolis to Mathew H. and Rita K. Tussey, both of whom precede him in death. Doug graduated from Manual High School in 1969 and earned his Associate's Degree from I.T.T. in Tool Engineering. He went on to work for the state of Indiana for 35 years as a bank examiner, retiring in 2010. He was also a member of Garfield Christian Church.
Doug is survived by his daughter: Shaunna Cross of Franklin; grandsons: Tyler Mauer and Michael Cross; as well as a sister: Rita "Karen" Stiffler.
He is also preceded in death by his wife: Jennifer Sue Tussey.
Funeral services are pending, please check back for updated service information.
Arrangements are in the care of Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Indianapolis Chapel.
Published by Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care from Sep. 26 to Sep. 27, 2021.
I miss you dad. This will be my first year without you. I have no idea how I'm going to make it. I feel so alone. I some up last night and looked at my phone because I was dreaming the hospital was calling. I miss my friend. I should of hugged you more. Told you I loved you more. Not gotten so frustrated with you at the end. I'm sorry I wasn't the caretaker you needed. But I did try. I'm going to finally turn your phone off next week. Damn it dad this is so hard. I hope I did everything in your final hours the way you would of wanted and you were peaceful. I think your sole left the m minute mom came to get you. I know that was her you saw and smiled at. If never seen that smile and came on your face. People keep telling me that I told you to go, and that you let go because you thought I could do it without you. That I had healed enough from my coma that I could do it. I did everything I could to reassure you I would be ok so you could go peacefully...but I wish I knew when that would be. I love you daddy. ❤ I miss you so much. We miss you so much. BTW...I tried on your biscuits for Christmas...and I'll try every year!
January 1, 2022
You were an amazing man and father. A sweet and loving soul who has passed on to the other side. RIH
October 17, 2021
Aunt Amy (Nixon)
October 5, 2021
Doug and I were roommates at ITT. Good friends,good times. Will miss him,
October 4, 2021
Good morning Doug,
The sun's not up yet but I know your're already on the water headed to your spot. I know you are going to have a good day because you're doing what you love. I won't be there until tomorrow but I can't wait to join you. I love you! See you soon!
October 4, 2021
Rip Doug. You will be missed by many. You were a great Dad and Grandpa!
September 29, 2021
I miss you daddy. Life is so empty without you. What keeps me going is knowing you and mom are together again. ❤ Give her a hug for me.
Shaunna Cross Cross
September 28, 2021
Dug you will be missed by a lot of people I to will miss you every time I watch nascar or fish lake Istokpoga I know you are in a better place see you some day my friend