He was born August 20, 1923, in Carroll County, GA, the son of the late James Clifton and Ruby Kilgore Muse, Sr. Mr. Muse had worked with Georgia Kraft in Rome, GA, for 37 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII where he fought in 10 major battles. He attended the Wayside Baptist Church, where he was the treasurer for many years. Mr. Muse was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Muse Brewer, and a brother, J.C. Muse, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Florine M. Muse, sons & daughters-in-law, Daniel & Karen Muse, Woodstock, GA, Davis & Susan Muse, Cumming, GA, step-sons & wives, Steve & Marsha Tarpley, Lenoir, N.C., Mike & Marilyn Tarpley, Jacksonville, FL, Randy & Deborah Tarpley, Waycross, GA, sisters, Marilyn Lynch, Bowden, GA, Zelda Neill, Smyrna, GA, Theresa Sutton, Waleska, GA, Susan Mount and husband, Jack of Carrollton, GA, brother, Bruce Muse and wife Roseann, Jasper, GA, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren., former son-in-law and wife, Mark and Lisa Brewer, Rome, GA.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday May 1, 2009 from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Knowles officiating with interment in the Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, with military Honors provided by the American Legion Shanklin-Atttaway Post #5 Honor Guard.
Active pallbearers, will be grandsons, Dax Muse, Dustin Muse, Drew Muse, Derek Muse, Ryan Brewer, Reid Brewer, James Tarpley, and Justin Tarpley.
Mr. Muse will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends Friday May 1, 2009, from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour.