Augustus Wynn Muse III
21 August, 1928 – 4 January, 2018
Gus Muse, age 89, of Atlanta, GA died January 4th, 2017. Born Augustus Wynn Muse III in Albany, GA on August 21, 1928 to Mary and Augustus Muse Jr., “Gus” was a studious life-long scholar and optimist. Gus was a graduate of Albany High School and a proud alumnus of Georgia Tech where he studied electrical engineering. After college, Gus was commissioned as lieutenant in the U.S Navy during the Korean War serving aboard a destroyer in the Pacific. After his military service, Gus started his professional career with IBM where he was employed in various roles for some 30 years. During an early placement with IBM in Birmingham, AL, Gus met Jean Lunsford and they married in 1958. Gus and Jean raised four children together. Gus was also an avid reader, bridge player and woodworker. Gus was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, “Jeanie Babe” and is survived by his children, Sharon “Pudding” Eswine and her husband Bill, Laura “Pie” Kusumoto and her husband Fred, Mary Gail “Boo” Muse and her husband Bob Kelly, and Augustus Wynn “Sport” Muse IV and his wife Keely; his nine grandchildren Miya, Hana, Augusta, Maud, Wallace, Aya, Tucker, Tuesday and Ramona; and his sisters May Muse Stonecypher and Wilma Muse. A memorial service celebrating the life of Gus Muse will be held at Peachtree Presbyterian Church – Kellett Chapel on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2PM with a reception immediately following. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Gus’s name to The Georgia Optimist Club.
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