Tommy Justus
In Memory of
Tommy Paul
Justus
1940 - 2018
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Kevin Fuller
"I was one of Mr. Justus problem children at Hurley, one day I caused trouble in "
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Gail justice. Fraley
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Lawrence & Susan Blankenship
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Nancy Justus
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Kennith, Jennifer and Sarah Stacy
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Ricky & Nadine Matney Rife
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Virginia McClanahan
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Alisha Lynn Gearhart Barnes
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Dr. Brenda B. Lawson
"Tom was a true educator. He worked hard to ensure that each student was successf"
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Jennifer hensley
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Maggie Fletcher
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Justin, Sydney, Karoline Brown
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Sue Christian Jones
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Michael & Sandra Hall (Verley's sister)
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Peggy Lowe
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Robin McCoy-Bostic
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Linda Simons
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DONNA LESTER GILLMAN
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Linda Estep Bragg
"Tommy P Justus was my biology teacher in the 10th grade and he also drove a bus "
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lillian lester cline
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Grace Blankenship Justice and Robyn
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Hurshel and Wanda Justus and Family
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Patty Lester street
"Tom was a wonderful man and friend. He will truly be missed by many. Rest in pea"
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Joe & Rhonda Conn
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Joe an Juanita Justus
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Gerald and Betty McClanahan
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Christine Kinser
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Jim & Pauline Clevinger
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Harold and Mary Whitt
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Regina Lynn Belcher
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Penny Jones McCallum
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Ada Matney Clevinger
"A True Gentleman. My favorite Teacher in High School. "
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Michelle, Carey & Madisson
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Donald and Rosemary Stacy
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Sharon Hurley
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Sharon Hurley
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Priscilla Lester
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Jim & Vonda Slone
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Bill & Patsy Justus
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Lana and Joey Davis
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Obituary for Tommy Justus

In the stillness of the dawn on Sunday, May 6, 2018, Tommy Paul Justus
age 77 of Hurley, Virginia was ushered into the eternal light of his Heavenly
Father while surrounded by his loved ones.

Tommy P. was born on August 11, 1940, to Moses “Bud” and Gladys Cook Justus.
He was a graduate of Hurley High School, class of 1959, Pikeville College, class of
1963, and was a proud alumni of The University Of Virginia.

Tommy P. dedicated his life in service to Buchanan County Public Schools, from
teacher to principal , Director of Instruction and ultimately The Division
Superintendent. Tommy P. devoted over 50 years to local students and fellow
professionals, working tirelessly for the success of all. Away from his profession,
Tommy P. cherished time spent with his loving wife of 54 years, Bonnie Sue, and
relished every opportunity to spoil and encourage his children and grandchildren.
He maintained a life long love of the outdoors, cultivating beautiful gardens, and
tending his meticulous swimming pool for the enjoyment of family and friends.
Tommy P. delighted in attending sporting events and the special activities of
his grandchildren. He was an avid “Wahoo” well known for his sincerity and
expansive vocabulary, and adored his canine companion, Malachi.
Tommy P. was a member of the Roseann Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers,
Ed, Ralph, and Benny Justus; two sisters, Rose Dotson and Naomi Nichols;
Nephews, Stevie Justus, David Justus, and Deputy C. Neil Justus.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:
His wife Bonnie Sue brown Justus of Hurley, Virginia
One Daughter
Setema Tester and husband Jeff of Moneta, Virginia
Two Sons
Thomas Justus and wife April of Hurley, Virginia
Timmy Nichols and wife Dena "Bubs" of Abingdon, Virginia
Six Grandchildren
Taylor Tester of Radford, Virginia
Thomas “TJ” Tester and Derek Waller of Roanoke, Virginia
Sailor Justus of Hurley, Virginia
TC Nichols of Abingdon, Virginia
Katie Nichols Caudill of Abingdon, Virginia
One Sister
Ruby Justus Archer of Mission Viejo, California
One Brother
Eual “Butch” Justus and wife Nadine of Hurley, Virginia
Also surviving are special nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Funeral services for Tommy P. Justus will be held on Wednesday,
May 9, 2018, 1:00 P.M. at the Virginia Funeral Home Chapel, Grundy,
Virginia, with Mike Rife and Curtis Stacy officiating, with burial to follow
at the Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Virginia.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening 6:00 P.M. at the Virginia Funeral Home, with a service held at 7:00 P.M.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Eric Brown, Jay Wallace, William Wallace,
Greg Wallace, Bobby Cline, Barry Cline, Kyle Brown, David Brown, Brock Nichols,
Brandon Nichols, TC Nichols, Daniel Brown, Mike Brown, and James “Jim” Brown.

Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Blake Dotson, Clay Dotson, Tim Nichols,
Junior Nichols, Eddie Talbott, Paul Hayes, Bill Crigger, Jack Brown, Clarence Brown,
Butch Justus, Harold Horne, Danny Yates, Larry Looney, Jeff Tester, Steve Hamro,
Tom Mullins, Franklin “Buster” Stacy, Dennis Dillow, Liz Justus, staff of the Special Care Hospice, Dr.Mann, staff of Bristol Regional Medical Center, Danny Brown, and Gerald Brown.

In lieu of Flowers, the family invites family and friends to make a donation to
Mr. Justus Alma Mater, Hurley High School, 6339 Hurley Road, Hurley, Virginia 24620, to Sailors School, Hurley Elementary Middle School at 6911 Hurley Road, Hurley, Virginia 24620 in honor of his life of service and dedication to the Buchanan County Public Schools.

Virginia Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of the arrangements.
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