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Augustus Wynn Muse III

August 21, 1928January 4, 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.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

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Susan Shields

March 5, 2018

Muse family,just learned of your recent loss.I have wonderful memories spending time in your home and of your beloved father.He was a true southern gentleman,easygoing and a calm disposition.Some of my favorite memories include eating eggs,bacon,and toast with the entire family for a Saturday breakfast and finally learning to ride Sharon’s unicycle (sorta=0)with Mr. Muse rooting me on!Blessings to all of you during this difficult time.

Susan Johnston Shields
Winder,GA

Barbara and Dan Berman

January 13, 2018

Gus and Jean will always be remembered with love, laughter, and respect. You were blessed to have them as relatives, parents, in-laws, and grandparents. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

Cindy Lackey

January 13, 2018

My Uncle Gus was a wonderful, kind man. It was beautiful to see his love for my Aunt Jean and what an amazing father he was to my cousins. Some of my happiest memories growing up are spending time with him and my sweet Aunt Jean. I loved his stories, words of wisdom, smile and laugh. He was always happy. I love telling my young children stories of my favorite aunt and uncle. Heaven is brighter now that they are together. We are praying that his sweet family is comforted with the Word of God.
Love, Cindy Lackey (and Mike, Sophie, Michael, Eloise and Emma Belle)

Victoria Chambers

January 12, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

On behalf of the owners at Coral Reef Condominiums,
Victoria Chambers, Manager

January 12, 2018

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Barbara and Dan Berman

January 12, 2018

Gus and Jean will always be remembered with love, laughter, and respect. You were very blessed to have them as your parents, in-laws, and grandparents. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

January 11, 2018

Gus, was a very wonderful friend,the perfect Southern gentleman,who could
Tell you a funny limerick,if asked. We met when we both bought a condo In
Panama City beach Fl. Will miss our friend ,may the Grace of our Heavenly Father be with all the family . In rememberance , Geneva and Emory Hicks.

January 10, 2018

I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

Chuck (Matt 5:4)

January 10, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends in your hour of grief. May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort.

January 8, 2018

I had the pleasure of working with Gus in IBM in Tallahassee in 1969-1972.
He was a fine gentleman and will be missed. Jim Davis Atlanta

FROM THE FAMILY