Bennie D Ussery passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 PM Friday, May 4, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 81 years on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 10 AM at Lake Ridge Chapel.
Bennie D was born on September 14, 1936, to F. A. and Ruby Maynard Ussery in Lubbock, Texas. On January 29, 1993, Bennie married the love of his life, Diane at the Lorenzo Baptist Church in Lorenzo, Texas. He was involved in Law enforcement for 50 years working with Lubbock Police Department, Lubbock Sheriff’s Department, the US Marshalls, Spur and Olton Chief of Police and ended her career as the School Police for Olton, Shallowater, and Friendship. He loved working with kids most of his career from the Police Athletic League, Golden Gloves, and 2 stents in the Juvenile division with LPD to working in the schools.
Bennie was a member of McKenzie Masonic Lodge and Freedom Chapter of OES. He was a past Worshipful Master and Past Worthy Patron. He also worked as an adult advisor for the McKenzie Rainbow Girls assembly.
He loved to hunt and fish and enjoyed spending time around the camp fire with his brothers, nephews, and sons every year during hunting season. As the girls were growing up he was always going to choir concerts, voice recitals, band concerts, and several years supporting Kim and Becky in Rainbow activities including traveling the state of Texas for various activities.
He could always be found watching his grandchildren. Weather it was with band competitions, Jr High school plays, sitting at the pond fishing or basketball and football games he was ready to support them every chance he had.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Ussery; children, Kim Billingsley and husband, Sam; Rebecca Ussery; Cindy McAllister and husband, Scott; Jamie Moore and Joanna Scungio; and Adam Moore and wife, Marsha; grandchildren, Gilbert Jones and husband, Matthew Andersen; Thad Jones; Stephen Ussery and wife, Amanda; Autumn and Maverick Moore; Crystal Scott and husband, Justin; Casey Wilkins and husband, Ronnie; Christopher McAllister and wife, Burkley; Tyler McAllister; Angela Teague and husband, Robin; Samuel Billingsley and wife, Callie; and Matt Billingsley; great-grandchildren, Hadyn, Hadleigh, and Harrison Scott; Wyatt and Garrett Wilkins; Ellorie McAllister; Eden and Shepard Billingsley; two sisters, Dola Miller; Anita Spellman and husband, Gary; two brothers, Henry Ussery and wife, Faye; and Gerald Ussery and wife, Francis.
He was preceded in death by his father, F. A. and Ruby Mae Ussery; brother, Gene Ussery and JD Ussery; sisters-in-law, Buddy and Vona Ussery.