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Lacy Justus
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Obituary for Lacy Justus

Lacy Justus, 75 years of age of Vansant, VA, left his earthly tabernacle and entered his heavenly home on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, TN. Born January 19, 1943 in Grundy, VA, he was the son of the late Olen and Oma Stacy Justus.

Lacy was of the Baptist faith, a charter member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he was a leader in building the church. He could do anything and has helped to build many churches and homes in the area. He was a member of the UMWA, an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting. A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Mark Anthony Justus, two brothers, Willie and Acie Justus; and one sister, Kathleen Anderson.

Those left to cherish his memories include his loving wife of 54 years, Shirley Tennessee Rife Justus of Vansant, VA; daughters, Lisa Diane Ward and husband Neil of Cedar Bluff, VA, Michelle Ann Boyd and husband Dale of Grundy, VA, and Elizabeth Dawn Justus of Bristol, VA; sons, John Paul Justus of Vansant, VA and Tom Rife of Newark, DE; Brittany Leigh and Dominic Trey Anderson; two sisters, Pearl Day and husband Kermit of Jolo, WV and Polly Blakely and husband Bobby of Rising Sun, MD; brothers, Mack Justus of Jolo, WV, Paris Justus and wife Virginia of Lexington, NC, Olen Junior Justus and wife Sue of Elizabethton, TN, and Jimmy Justus and wife Terri of Bradshaw, WV.

He is also survived by eleven grandchildren: Skyler, Whitley, Lydia, John Michael, Tanner, Hannah Grace, Mya, Hannah, Macii, Collin, and Amarii; three great-grandchildren: Zoey, Dracen, and Jaxton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services of Lacy Justus will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home Chapel of Grundy, VA, with Pastor Johnny Mullins, Pastor Chris Comer, Reverend Jay Perrigan, Brother Curtis Crouse and Brother Neil Ward officiating. Burial will follow in the Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Big Rock, VA.

Active Pallbearers will be Dominic Anderson, John Michael Justus , Tanner Wagner, Wesley Justus, Dale Boyd, David Day, Dennis Day, Russell Day, and Acie Lee Justus.

Honorary pallbearers will be each CNA, LPN, RN, Respiratory Therapist, Occupational Therapist and doctor that attended to Lacy’s needs in any way over the last eight months. Thank you and may God bless each of you.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday beginning at 6:00 p.m. with an evening service to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Online condolences may be sent to

The family of Lacy Justus have entrusted the care of their loved one to Shortridge-Ramey Funeral Home of Grundy, VA.

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6:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Evening services will begin at 7:00.

Funeral Service




1:00 PM
Shortridge-Ramey - Grundy

1021 Six Twentey Mile Branch Road
Grundy, VA 24614

Cemetery Details


Mountain Valley Memorial Park

32355 Riverside Drive
Big Rock, VA 24603


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