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William Peter McCusker

March 21, 1947 - September 11, 2021

William Peter “Bill” McCusker, 74, of Chepachet, Rhode Island, died Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was the husband of Susan A. Casper McCusker for 51 years.

Born on March 21, 1947, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he was a son of the late William H. and the late Dorothy Pickett McCusker. In his younger days he tried rodeo, calf roping and bronco riding. Bill attended Pawtucket schools and graduated from Pawtucket West High School in 1966. He then attended Rhode Island Jr. College where he studied Computer Science. Bill was a tractor trailer driver for 45 years and later retired from N.E. Freightways in Douglas, Massachusetts.

Bill was a Word of Life youth leader for 10 years, attended High Pointe Church in Thompson, Connecticut and Heritage Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Bill loved hot sauce. He single handedly raised the price on stock in Frank’s Red Hot Sauce! He also loved the seafood salad at Golden Corral and the tuna burgers cooked by his granddaughters. He was a proud grandpa!

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his two sons Michael D. McCusker and his wife, Noelle of Evington, Va. and Peter N. McCusker of Lynchburg, Va.; and his four grandchildren, Melody, Abigail, Ian and Maeghan McCusker. Bill was preceded in death by his brother David William.

A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 3, 2021, in the Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg with Pastor Randy Miller officiating and music by Adam Stinespring and also an additional Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021, at High Pointe Church, 1208 Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Truckstop Ministries Inc., P.O. Box 80, Jackson, GA 30233, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

Burial Date October 3, 2021

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Mrs. Sue, Mike, and Pete. There are soooo many things that can be said to memorialize the great Mr. Bill. As I reflect on all the youth events and church services, the one thing that comes to mind that I remember Mr. Bill for is the fact he was Genuine. Even as a young person, he had a way of meeting you where you were. And his joking around, oh his joking around - it was infectious! Please know that we will continue to lift you and your whole family up. Nothing will be able to replace his presence, but I can tell you that we should be jealous…jealous that he is experiencing all that we live to see the promise of - Glory!!! One day, we will all see him again. Love Jason, Vanessa, Alyssa, and Austin Himsey

Posted by Jason Himsey Family on October 3, 2021

So sorry for all of yours loss. My God send each of you His mercy and peace as He wraps His loving arms around each of you. I am so sorry that I am unable to be with you at this time. Love & Prayers, Patricia

Posted by Anonymous on October 2, 2021

We are truly sorry for Sue's loss, and for all of us. Bill was just a lovable guy. His friendship was greatly appreciated. His jokes were usually broken by the time he repeated them, but he was just as amusing. I can hear sue now saying. 'Oh Bill ...', We will miss him, and pray for Sue as her adjustment and loss is great. To Bill, not that he is paying attention to us right now, but 'did you find that soup or the spoon you were looking for'? Yes, an inside joke. Maybe you sitting at the Lord's feet and will have them there. I remember Bill singing a duet in a former church, and he was shining bright just to have the opportunity. I know his time with Word Of Life clubs left many good memories with the 'kids'. He was a great guy, now enjoying his time with a GREAT God. See you later! Bruce and Debbie

Posted by Bruce and Debbie C on September 28, 2021

I was so sorry to hear about Bill passing away we have been friends for over 35 years and had a lot of good times together my sympathy goes out to Sue Mike and Peter may Bill rest in peace with the Lord

Posted by Richard Bernard on September 28, 2021

You will be greatly missed by all who’s life’s you entered and touched.

Posted by Randee & Stan on September 28, 2021

I’m so sorry for your loss

Posted by Jenny on September 28, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Bill gave great hugs and he was such a tease. It was wonderful to see you at the Cape this summer. If I had known about his addiction to hot sauce, I would have made sure to have it. I am sure he is in heaven looking down and sticking his tongue out at us. Love “aunti”

Posted by Auntie on September 27, 2021

So very sorry for your loss! One of my favorites memories, is that, as long as I can remember, there was a bottle of Hot Sauce in the the refrigerator in the 24:Seven youth building kitchen. with his name on it, that he kept refilling...He used it for Men's Breakfast. and in big letters, written on the bottle, it said, "DO NOT THROW AWAY".. The Man loved his Hot sauce for sure..

Posted by Judy on September 27, 2021

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