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Lane Lusk’s Tragic Death Saved Lives Of Others

Posted 7/29/19

NEWPORT, Tenn. — Lane Lusk lived his life in service to others as a nurse. In death, he served others with the donation of his vital organs to help others live fulfilled lives. The …

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Lane Lusk’s Tragic Death Saved Lives Of Others

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NEWPORT, Tenn. — Lane Lusk lived his life in service to others as a nurse. In death, he served others with the donation of his vital organs to help others live fulfilled lives. The 21-year-old’s life was cut short after a traffic accident, in which a 16-year-old, fleeing law enforcement officers, struck Lane’s car, critically injuring him. The accident occurred in Charleston, South Carolina.

Lane Harold Lusk was the son of Lori and Matt Ashley of Newport and Josh and April Lusk of Brownsville, and grandson of Mark and Kay McDonald of Atwood and great-grandson of Bob McDonald of McKenzie.

He died Tuesday, July 23. He was valedictorian of the 2015 class at West Carroll High School in Atwood. He was a certified nursing assistant and was pursing a registered nurse degree.

Lane was an organ donor. His heart went to a patient in Tennessee, lungs to Florida, kidneys to two people in South Carolina, and his liver to a patient in South Carolina.

He is survived by his mother and father, Lori (Matt) Ashley of Newport; brothers, Randy Lusk, Russel McDonald, Walker Ashley all of Newport; Riley Lusk of Brownsville, Tenn.; and sister, Morgan Simpson of Brownsville, Tenn.; grandparents, Mark and Kay McDonald of Atwood, Tenn., Ruth Edwards of Kentucky, Janet Ashley of Milan, Tenn.; great-grandparents, Bob McDonald of McKenzie, Tenn. and Ethyl Jackson of Kentucky; father, Josh (April) Lusk, of Brownsville, Tenn.; also other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Janie Gonzales McDonald and grandfather, Sammie Lusk.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Manes Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 with funeral services following at 12 p.m., with Joey Gowan officiating.

Burial will follow in Union Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the guest register on line at: www.manesfuneralhome.com.

An online account to help the family is as follows: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lane-strong

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