Theodore “Ted” Ernest Ussery, Jr., 80, of Martinsville, VA passed away on Monday, November 8, 2021. He was born on February 28, 1941 to the late Theodore Ernest Ussery, Sr. and Edna Sartain Ussery. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Yeaman Ussery.
Mr. Ussery graduated from Oak Hill Academy in 1960. He retired after 30 years of service on the Martinsville Police Department as Sergeant and worked for the Public Defender’s Office for 20 years after retirement. He was a member of the Martinsville Elks Lodge and the founder of the Martinsville Police Explorer Post, and a member of the Over the Hill Gang at Oak Hill Academy. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and attending round table meetings.
He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Althea Ussery of Martinsville, VA and Renee Ussery Draper of Myrtle Beach, SC; sister and brother-in-law, Sarah Ussery Sink and Harry Sink of Snow Creek, VA; grandchildren, Ian Gonzalez (Eliza) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Cody Draper (Natali) of Lexington, NC, and Sarah Draper of Martinsville, VA; and great-grandchildren, Harriet Josephine Draper and Mackline S. Draper.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021 at Chatham Heights Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Hatfield officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville Chapel and other times at Mr. Ussery’s home, 806 Banks Road, Martinsville, VA 24112. Burial will be at Roselawn Burial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oak Hill Academy, 2635 Oak Hill Road, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363-3004, to the Fraternal Order of Police Martinsville/Henry County, 100 Melrose Place, Martinsville, VA 24112, or to Chatham Heights Baptist Church, 1235 Chatham Heights Rd, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Norris Funeral Services, Martinsville, VA is serving the Ussery family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com