Edward Dale Lusk, 85, of Waco, Texas, entered the gates of Heaven early, Thursday, December 29, 2022. A Memorial Service will be 11 am, Saturday, January 7, 2023 at Grace Gardens Funeral Home with a visitation begining at 10 am.
Edward Dale Lusk was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma December 11, 1937 to Ernest and Marcella Lusk.
The family moved to San Antonio and that is where he attended school, graduating from Burbank High School in 1959. He participated in football, basketball and baseball which gave him the opportunity to earn an athletic scholarship to Southwestern University in Georgetown. After graduation, he taught math and coached basketball in the San Antonio area before moving to Houston and coaching basketball at C.E. King High School. He completed a Masters Degree in Public School administration at Sam Houston State University. While in Houston he married Judith Rotramel and after five years they returned to Central Texas when Dale became assistant principal at Killeen High School.
After a year and a half, Dale was appointed principal of Manor Middle School in Killeen. Following Manor he was given the opportunity to open the new Eastern Hills Middle School in Harker Heights.
Dale enjoyed working with middle school students. He really liked watching them mature into successful young adults. He retired from Killeen ISD after 35 years in education.
In retirement he continued to enjoy flying his Mooney airplane, playing golf and doing "honey do tasks"
Dale is survived by his wife Judith, a son Clifton Lusk and a daughter Lisa Lusk, Sister-in laws Alvena Hymel, Tena Squire, brother in laws James Rotramel (wife Linda), John Rotramel (wife Mary), nephews Blaine Rotramel, Jeremy Rotramel, Nathan Rotramel, Devin Rotramel, Ryan Rotramel, Mathew Squire, nieces Jamie Zavodny, and Sarah Boehme.
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