Robert and Norma Busby Scot Ward Funeral Ser­vices

The Covington News - - Obituaries -

Robert Wal­ton Busby, 80, “Bob” and Norma Ruth Whitney Busby, 79, passed away this week and will be to­gether and com­fort each other in heaven as they did on earth. Bob died Tues­day, Sept. 4, un­ex­pect­edly and Norma passed away Sept. 6.

They were the light of each other’s lives and would have cel­e­brated their 61st wed­ding an­niver­sary in De­cem­ber. A pri­vate grave­side ser­vice will be held at 10 a.m. Mon­day. The fam­ily will visit with friends in the Fam­ily Life Cen­ter at Salem United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. to­mor­row, Sept. 10. Bob and Norma were de­voted to their chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great-grand­chil­dren and their sur­vivors in­clude four chil­dren, Su­san Busby Thorn­ton (Patrick), Robert Wes­ley Busby (Jill), Lou Anne Busby Whit­ten (J.W.), and Nina Ruth Busby Hen­der­son (Joe); nine grand­chil­dren, Mary Mar­garet Gunn, Wal­ton Alexan­der Whit­ten, James Levi Whit­ten, Tanya Marie Hen­der­son Kitchens, Wil­liam Ja­cob Hen­der­son, An­drew Joseph Hen­der­son, Jon-Patrick Thorn­ton, Amanda Ruth Thorn­ton, and Marina Grace Busby; five great-grand­chil­dren, Alana Tave Gunn, Cedric Isa­iah Gunn, Jonah Davis Gunn and Gavin Bryce Kitchens. Vic­to­ria Grace Hen­der­son pre­ceded her great-grand­par­ents in death.

Bob was born and raised in the East Point area of At­lanta.

He and Norma met in high school and while it took Norma (in ca­hoots with Bob’s mother) a lit­tle ma­nip­u­la­tion to gain her first date with Bob, they be­came in­sep­a­ra­ble and mar­ried shortly there­after. Norma of­ten com­mented that af­ter 60 years to­gether, she would still get a tin­gle when Bob walked into the room. Bob fell in love with Norma’s sweet smile, beau­ti­ful blue eyes and dim­ples. Their love for each other was a shin­ing ex­am­ple to their fam­ily, friends and ev­ery­one who knew them. Bob was a proud vet­eran, serv­ing in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. He moved to Cony­ers in 1973 and started East Metro Sur­vey­ing Com­pany, which he op­er­ated for 20 years. He loved play­ing golf, a friendly game of poker now and then with friends, and watch­ing football and base­ball.

Norma was known as “Nurse Norma,” serv­ing as a pe­di­atric nurse in Cony­ers for many years. She earned her de­gree later in life, grad­u­at­ing from Ge­or­gia State Univer­sity as a par­tic­i­pant of the univer­sity’s ini­tial Nurse/Physi­cian’s As­sis­tant pro­gram. Her ded­i­ca­tion to higher learn­ing and serv­ing oth­ers was an in­spi­ra­tion to her chil­dren, who strove to em­u­late her spirit of ex­cel­lence in ev­ery­thing they have achieved.

They were ac­tive mem­bers of Salem United Methodist Church and while liv­ing in Rut­ledge, were faith­ful mem­bers of Madi­son Pres­by­te­rian Church.

Con­do­lences may be sub­mit­ted on­line at scot­ward. com.

Robert and Norma Busby

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