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Lewis Wayne Fussell, 78


Mr. Lewis Wayne Fussell, age 78 of Douglas, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning, October 9, 2022 at the home of his daughter, Mandy Lynn Fussell in Putney, GA. 

 

 

Mr. Fussell was born November 9, 1943 to the late Rev. Roscoe Fussell and the late Helen Louise Veal Fussell. Other than his parents he was preceded in death by a sister: Martha Faye Fussell, a brother: Jimmy Raye Fussell and a niece: Selina Faulkner. 

 

 

Mr. Fussell, a native of Coffee County, was a former resident of Putney, GA . He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Then he started a 33 year career as an engineer with Norfolk Southern and he was also a proud member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. 

 

 

When he wasn't driving the train, he could be found with a chain saw in hand, loading his pulpwood truck. He held his single engine pilot’s license. Then later in life he went to work hauling pecans all over South Georgia. But he was the happiest when he was on a tractor or burning brush piles. It didn't matter what kind of tractor as long as it was a tractor! And it didn't matter what size pile; if it was there, it needed to be burned. As a matter of fact, he spent his last two days on this earth on his newly acquired "new" (old) tractor mowing! 

 

 

Mr. Fussell was a member of First Baptist Church of Putney and Calvin Key Sunday School Class. 

 

 

Survivors include: 

 

 

His Wife: Linda King Fussell of Douglas, GA 

 

 

2 Children: Randy D. Fussell and wife Crystal of Snipesville, GA 

Mandy Lynn Fussell of Putney, GA 

 

 

1 Sister: Virginia Faulkner and husband Charles of Nicholls, GA 

 

 

3 Sisters-in-Law: Gail Harris, Jenny Fussell, Nina Sue Cannon 

 

 

1 Uncle: Henry Fussell, Jr. 

 

 

4 Grandchildren: Josh Fussell and wife Katelyn of Snipesville, GA 

Samantha Odom and husband Jeremy of Snipesville, GA 

Amber Gillen of Douglas, GA 

Austin Gillen of Austin, TX 

 

 

3 Great Grandchildren: Ava and Madison Odom and Crew Lewis Fussell all of Snipesville, GA 

 

 

A special Cat: M’on Kitty 

 

 

A number of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends 

 

 

Along with his railroad brothers. 

 

 

Mr. Fussell will lie-in-state, Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2022 from 12:00 Noon until the funeral hour of 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Putney in Albany, GA. 

 

 

The funeral service will be Wednesday afternoon, October 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Putney in Albany, GA 1125 Antioch Road Albany, GA 31705 with Rev. Danny Evans officiating. 

 

 

After the service Mr. Fussell will be brought back to Douglas. The visitation will take place on Thursday October 13, 2022 at 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Jeff Davis County. After the visitation, a graveside service and interment will be held at Mt. Pleasant/Byrd Cemetery in Jeff Davis County at 11:30 AM with Rev. Danny Evans officiating. 

 

 

Active Pallbearers for the service will be: Randy Fussell, Josh Fussell, Jeremy Odum, Austin Gillen, Larry King and Lance Walker. 

 

 

Ricketson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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