January 16, 1948 - March 28, 2021
William Larry Bustin, 73, was born on January 16, 1948 in Laurel, MS. He is the son of Marvin Donnel Bustin and Leatrice Tisdale Bustin. Larry graduated from Northwest Jones High School in 1967, attended Jones County Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi for one semester before transferring to Delta State College where he received his Bachelor of Fine Art Degree in drawing and painting. Larry was employed with the Jones County Mapping Department for four years as a draftsman and the Department of Transportation for twenty-two and one-half years before retiring April 30, 2005. Eight months later, Larry was called back to work in 2006 by one of his former supervisors, George DeVaughn, who worked with Volkert and Associate, Inc. Larry worked until January 2007 on the Biloxi and Ocean Springs, Mississippi bridge that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. He has been a professional artist for forty-seven years. His work has been shows in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi and South Carolina. His work is in many private, corporation and University collections. His paintings have been exhibited at Terrbonne Museum in Houma, Louisiana; Meridian Museum of Art in Meridian, Mississippi; Cottonlandia Museum in Greenwood, Mississippi and Leggler Barn Museum in Lenexa, Kansas. In 1994 Larry had two mixed mediums accepted into the Solon International Show in Jackson, Mississippi and was awarded Most Innovated piece on “Murder By One.” Larry was a member of the Mississippi Art Colony for twenty-seven years and was the Treasurer for eight years. Larry has also compiled the history of the George Washington Bustin family. He was a member of the Shady Grove Cemetery Committee and has compiled the cemetery information on the First Baptist Church of Shady Grove in Jones County, Mississippi. He was a member of Bethlehem Community Church where he served the Lord. Survivors include niece Kelly Melissa Herrrin (Jason) and grandniece Abby, nephew Donald Lee Bustin II “B.J.” and grandnephew Hunter, in addition to aunts and many cousins who he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by Marvin Donnel Bustin, Leatrice Tisdale Bustin and Donald Lee Bustin I. A graveside service will be Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Jamie Altman will officiate. Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, April 2, 2021 from 6 until 8 p.m. Memory Chapel of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit www.memorychapellaurel.com.
William Larry Bustin, 73, was born on January 16, 1948 in Laurel, MS. He is the son of Marvin Donnel Bustin and Leatrice Tisdale Bustin. Larry graduated from Northwest Jones High School in 1967, attended Jones County Junior College and the... View Obituary & Service Information
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