OBITUARY

Tarry "Elvis" Westley Huskisson

April 4, 1951July 3, 2019
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Tarry was born on April 4th 1951 in Jackson County, Missouri. At a young age he was already an accomplished musical prodigy. His talent and love for music and performing took him to many unbelievable and magical places. Throughout his career he worked for Capital Records, as well as beside Elvis Presley, which is a feat that very few can claim. Such an amazing story, life and man. Tarry would go on to honor Elvis for many years to the absolute delight of the “King’s” adoring fans. Tarry was a proud member of the UAW 249, where he worked for GM for 10 years and Ford for another 30 years. Some of Tarry’s greatest friendships were developed while working for Ford. Tarry always loved and cherished his relationships with his fellow UAW co-workers, where he retired on 7/1/2017.

Tarry is preceded in death by his parents, John and Carolyn, brothers, Larry, John Jr. (Titi), sister Joyce, as well as his beloved Aunt Madean. Tarry is survived by his loving wife Tracy Huskisson, his 2 sons John Huskisson and Adam Jones; 5 daughters, Tonya Gentry and husband Matt, Teri Lust and husband Ed, Melissa Chappell and husband Chris, Amy Hanner and husband Steve, Tina Bowman and husband Michael. Tarry was also the proud Grandpa to 12 grandsons and 6 granddaughters.

Tarry will be terribly missed, but never forgotten!

(Elvis has left the building)

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial donations in Tarry’s name be made to the American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

Tarry "Elvis" Westley Huskisson

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Randy Owen

July 13, 2019

Tarry was a great man I loved when he came to Our Karokae shows then I remember when Tarry came up to me after one of the shows and said I’m doing a show and how would you like to open my show I was honored to be asked to do it and he always loved George Staits Amarillo by Morning he was a great man RIP my brother you will be missed

Gina Lascuola

July 11, 2019

I first encountered Tarry at a karaoke nights back in the 90's.
He was the star of the show, he always got the most cheers and claps! He made an impression on people.

Jump ahead a few years and it turned out he was a good friend of
Mom's boyfriend Gary. Over the years I got to know Tarry personally . My family and friends would sometimes go to his shows.

My grandma loved Elvis and Tarry. I've had this picture of the two of them on my refrigerator for nearly 20 years. I told him once I had a picture of him on my refrigerator and he laughed. I hope he's singing to her in heaven.

He would sing at my mom's party barn at parties or sometimes just come over and sing for a few people . It was always a good time.

The most memorable time with Tarry was when he and Tracy were at my daughter's 1st birthday party. We had all gathered around to sing Happy Birthday, when Tarry started singing Special Angel. It was beautiful my daughter has special needs and we weren't even sure she would make it to first birthday.
There wasn't a dry eye in the place.
Tarry is a special angel now to all of those he's left behind.

Gary Roe

July 8, 2019

what I remember most about terry was the size of his heart. he always would show up when I ask for help with karaoke . he could bring the could bring the crowd to their feet .I have always in awe with his Elvis, the best I've ever heard, if you had your back turned you would sware it was it was memorex .I hold so many memories of T over the past 25 years we were friends .

Glenn Patterson

July 8, 2019

Tarry and I worked together for many years at Ford Motor Co. in Claycomo. He was one of the best Final Line Inspectors that I ever worked with. My wife is a great Elvis fan and Tarry put on a surprise 65th birthday program for her, our family, and all of her friends. She was totally surprised and had a great time. Our family and friends still talk about it today. Tarry had an unusual talent and will be missed. RIP Tarry and say hello to the King. I know that you will be singing with him.

Donna and Michael McKelvey

July 7, 2019

We met Tarry doing karaoke. We used to close down karaoke then everyone would either go to Denny’s or my house for breakfast. He was such a great performer. I asked him to perform for my residents one evening and he happily volunteered. I’m sure you and Elvis are in heaven right now performing. You will be missed my friend.

Danny JOHNSON

July 7, 2019

I worked with Tarry at Ford. When I first started doing Elvis, I was told I had to meet Elvis at Ford. It was Tarry. He had retired from Elvis, but he really helped me and gave me good advice. He will be missed.

“Michael D” Adams

July 6, 2019

I’ve lost my Elvis tribute mentor and a dear friend. As a young pup, Tarry took me under his wing and taught me to be a true artist by never letting my ego get the best of me, making sure to sing to the older ladies who’d appreciate it more than the young “hotties”, and always performing in a manner which would make Elvis Presley himself proud. I’m forever grateful for the times he spent with me in his recording studio while his beautiful wife welcomed my bride into the Elvis family. May God comfort Tracy and the rest of the family as they endure this most difficult of times.

Terry and Linda Mc Intire

July 6, 2019

Terry was a great friend. He always came to our opening's for karaoke. He was a true friend and a great singer. The best ELVIS impersonator . We ever saw.

Pam Dougan

July 6, 2019

Tracy,
I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I hope your memories of the love you shared bring you comfort in the days to come.
Love,
Pam

Scott Klindt

July 6, 2019

I worked with Tarry many years at Ford and when my son when he was in grade school did a project about Elvis and I was telling Tarry about it and he and his wife came all the way to Cameron and put on a show for my Son’s class. My son is 25 now and still talks about him. What a great man and he will truly be missed. Prayers to his family.

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