Harold R. Fuson, 81, of Riley, and formerly of Fairbanks, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1931, in Wayne County, Ind., to the Rev. Cecil and Susa (North) Fuson, and they have preceded him in death.
He retired in 1994 from Columbia Records after 29 years of service. Harold was a member of Primitive Baptist Church, member and past master of Riley Masonic Lodge Free & Accepted Masons 390 and Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, where he had been presented the meritorious service award. He also was a member and past master of the former Fairbanks Masonic Lodge F&AM 373 and was an honorary member of several Masonic lodges throughout the Wabash Valley. He was an avid euchre player who also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, coaching Little League baseball, and gardening. He was known to be a very determined person who inspired others with his strong work ethic.
His survivors include his wife, Rosemary (Harris) Fuson; children, Steven R. Fuson, David J. Fuson and his wife Marilyn, Linda K. Richey and husband Dale, Kevin D. Fuson and wife Candy, Jan E. Came and husband Todd, and Sandra J. Freeman and husband Charlie; one sister, Dorothy Cox; and many other extended family members. He has 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Judy (Siner) Fuson; a great-grandson, Patrick Fuson; and a brother, Eugene Fuson.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 10 a.m. in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive, with the Revs. Don Ransford and Ron Riggs officiating. Calling hours will be on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. with Masonic memorial services at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Pogue Cemetery near Fairbanks. For those who choose, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Sullivan County Humane Society. Online condolences may be offered at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.