YUKON – Joe L.A. Muse, 82, passed away peacefully on Jan. 2, 2021 at his home in Yukon.
He was born in Panola June 15, 1938 and had a love for music, sports and photography.
He was an expert in computers before it was cool and actually had the Heavener school system connected to the internet before most people knew what the internet was.
He became an avid golfer at age 16, carrying a zero handicap for about 30 years. After 20 years in the business world, he found his calling as a teacher at age 45. He inspired many people in his almost 30-year teaching career.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Muse, of Yukon; four children Jennifer Muse and life partner Joseph Birkenmaier of Pensacola, Florida, twin sons John Muse of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Jeff Muse of Yukon, and Jared and wife Mai Muse of Oklahoma; his eight grandchildren Niki Sue Beck, Chance Warner, Aaron Muse, Megan Warner, Caleb Warner, Ashley and husband Jonathan Bate, Matthew Warner and Emily Warner; three great-grandchildren Bailey, Grace, and Patterson; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Even though he was an only child he had very close cousins that filled the place of siblings as they were raised together during time of war Jane Hamilton, and Jim Hamilton (deceased).
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Bess (French) Muse of Heavener.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Joe’s family wish to extend a special thank you and appreciation to Encompass Home Health and Hospice for their care and support.
In lieu of flowers/plants, the Muse family asks for donations to be made to the Koda Foundation
Donations made will go towards a local public high school in need of help with their computer program.