Slusher, Milfred Leo

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Milfred Leo Slusher, 79, of Floyd, Va., passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 30, 2018 after a lengthy illness. Milfred had been a resident of Skyline Nursing Home for the past year.

He was born on May 23, 1939 to the late Clarence L. Slusher and Cathleen Pratt Slusher.

Milfred was preceded in death by his sister, Shirleen Slusher; brother, Dexter Slusher; and nephew Brannon Scott Slusher.

He is survived by his sons, Darrell Slusher (Jodie) and David Slusher (Joan) of Floyd, Va.; daughter Donna Slusher Poff, also of Floyd, VA.; grandchildren, Autumn (Jeremy) Wade, Taylor Slusher, Austin Poff, Brooke Slusher, Elisabeth Slusher, and Kaitlin Slusher; great-grandchildren, Alice Happ, Amelia Wade, and Alexis Wade; sisters, Ruby Sutphin (Richard), Mary Wade (Dale), Linda Harris (Maurice), and Imogene Cox; brothers, Arthur, Charles , and Dale Slusher.

Milfred was a veteran in the United States army and was stationed in Germany. He worked for Doris Turman’s Tire Shop and worked for Radford Pipe Shop for 32 years. He also worked for the Blue Ridge Park Service. He was a Ginseng hunter and loved to fish, play horseshoes, and loved to ride around in his truck.

He was a very loving father and grandfather.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 11 AM in Jacksonville Cemetery in Floyd, Va., with United States Military Honors and with Pastor Roy Turpin officiating.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff from Skyline Nursing Home and Good Samaritan Hospice for their care of Milfred.