He was a son of Mary Louise Shepard Trusler of Elizabethton and the late Lawrence Trusler, Sr. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Dillard Scalf; a grandson, Christian Barker and a brother, Mark Trusler.
Mr. Trusler was a 1973 graduate of Happy Valley High School and a member of Roan Mountain Church of God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother.
In addition to his mother, those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 33 years, Tracy Scalf Trusler, of the home; five daughters, Michelle Barker (Brad), Melissa Bays (Sean), Morgan Wilburn (Benjamin), Haley Carr (Josh), Makayla Trusler (fiancé, Cruz Perez), two sons, Tyler Trusler (Rachael); Dylan Trusler; five grandchildren, Bryce Barker (Aimee Mullins); Sydney Bays; Samuel Carr, Tucker Trusler, Noah Carr; three sisters, Rosa Manning (Eddie), Vickie Byrant (fiancé Jason Chaney), JoAnn Brown, a brother, Wayne Trusler, (Becky); and his mother-in –law, Betty Scalf. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Mr. Trusler will be conducted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton with Pastor Tim Hyde officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday prior to the service and at the home at other times.
A graveside service and interment will be conducted on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Those wishing to attend are invited to meet the family at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Friday to go in procession to the cemetery.
The family would like to express a genuine and heartfelt thank you to the Regional Cancer Center, Dr. Chakraborty, N.P Jackie Church and Dr. Flouresguerra for the love and care shown to Mr. Trusler and the family.
Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. Trusler and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.