Eugene McDonald Ussery, 85, loving husband and grandfather, died Wednesday. A native of Richmond County, he was the son of the late Zack Ellerbe Ussery and Mary Virginia McDonald Ussery. Mr. Ussery was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Marines Corp. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and was a retired pharmacist. He served as Superintendent of Sunday School and sang in the choir at Temple Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church of Clayton. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:30-1:00 PM at the church prior to the service.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Shirley ; step-son Kevin L. McKenzie, Sr. and wife, Leigh of Clayton; sisters, Margie Ritter of Oak Island, Mildred Karl and husband, Norman of St. Louis, MO and Lorene Tucker and husband, John of Hoffman, NC; grandchildren, Kevin L. “Mac” McKenzie, Jr. and Lilia Leigh McKenzie, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Road, Smithfield, NC 27577 or First Baptist Church of Clayton, 411 N. Fayetteville Street, Clayton, NC 27520.
Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.
Condolences may be made to bryan-leefuneralhome.com