Obituary of Melvin Thomas Busby
Centerville, GA – Melvin Thomas Busby, 97, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2019. Melvin is preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Frances Arnold Busby; parents, Angus and Eddie Mae Busby; brother, Louie Busby; sister, Viva Busby LaGrone and Hazel Busby Hitson. Mr. Busby is survived by his son, Thomas (Paula) Busby of Mobile, AL; daughter, Tonya Busby of Dallas, TX; step-daughters Patricia Pape (Tommy) Whitten of Columbia, TN and Becky Miller of Kathleen, GA; step-son Michael Pape of Loganville, GA; 12 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Busby was a WWII veteran of the USAF. He served in the European theater from 1943-1946, repairing and servicing US fighter planes. He was a proud participant in the 2010 Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. for WWII veterans. He was an employee of Brookley Field AFB in Mobile, AL and a long time employee of RAFB in Warner Robins, GA. Mr. Busby was an avid vegetable gardener who lovingly shared his harvest with many. He was an active member of WR First Methodist Church. His legacy was never quit and always find a way to smile.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:00AM in Parkway Memorial Gardens. Rev. Missy Blumenthal will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1349 Peachtree St NE suite 1800, Atlanta, GA 30309, or at ones request.
Please go to www.heritagemfh.com and sign the online guest book.
Heritage Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of the arrangements.
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