Dr. John Robert Bussey
THOMSON, Ga. - Dr. John Robert Bussey died June 19,
2010, in a tragic car accident in Thomson, Georgia.
Born in Austell, Georgia in 1950, he was a 1967 graduate
of The Westminster Schools in Atlanta. He attended the
University of Georgia and, at the end of his junior year,
gained early admittance to Emory Medical School. After
graduating from Emory, he completed a fellowship in
Sydney, Australia. Dr. Bussey then joined the Emergency
Room Staff at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta where he
practiced for 14 years. Thereafter, he assisted in establishing
Piedmont Minor Emergency Clinics. John next joined his
brother, Dr. Joseph Bussey, in practice at their father's
former hospital, The Bussey Clinic, in Austell. In 1992,
John founded the Overseas Medical Clinic in Atlanta where
he concentrated on immunization and infectious disease
consultation. Before retiring his career, Dr Bussey practiced
medicine at the Georgia Tech Student Health Center. Dr.
Bussey inherited his parents love for travel and had seen
most of the world. He enjoyed a full life of extravagant
adventures and extensive travel on freighters, planes, and
Dr. Bussey is survived by his son, Joseph Augustus "Gus"
Bussey; his mother, Frances Sewell Bussey; nieces, Jennifer
Bussey Sandberg and Celeste Nicole Bussey; and nephews
Dr. Joseph Gibson Bussey III and Jason Glenn Bussey.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Joseph Gibson
Bussey Sr. and his brother, Dr. Joseph Gibson Bussey Jr.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 1 at 3
pm at Northside United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be
made to a charity of choice. Funeral arrangements by Lowe
Funeral Home in Warrenton.
Web posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010