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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 trains. 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

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