Laverl Lee Ussery, age 69, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at his home.

He was born November 27, 1946 in Oriole, Mo, the son of Everett and Gusta Ilene McClard Ussery. He and Lana Lunsford were married September 8, 1964.

Laverl was employed 49 years in commercial barge traffic and was a respected riverboat captain. He adored his family and loved to travel.

Loving survivors include his wife of 52 years, Lana; four daughters, Sherry (Boyd) Edmonds of Oriole, Lera Ussery of Oriole, Cindy Ussery of Wittenberg, Mo, and Alana (Jeffrey)  Dillingham of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Clara Farrow of Oriole; 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Charles Ussery, and a sister, Dorothy Farrow.

The visitation will be from 10 am until time of service on Monday, October 24, 2016 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral service will be at 2 pm on Monday, October 24st, at the funeral home, with Boyd Edmonds officiating.

Interment will be in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

The family suggests that contributions be made to North Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Post Office Box 12167, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702.

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  1. Dale Roth

    Our deepest sympathy to family and friends for you loss. Capt. Dale Roth and crew of the M/V Michael Luhr

  2. Ralina

    So sorry to hear about this. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you all.
    Ralina Fornkohl and family

  3. Marie Francis

    We have so many happy memories of Laverl and your entire family. He will definitely be missed by all. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marie Francis
    Michael Francis

  4. Julie Lunsford

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of Laverl’ s family.We were extremely blessed to have known such a good man. Rest In Peace Laverl.You will be sorely missed.

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