Charles Muse

Published 3:03 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Charles Lenard Muse was born in Bogalusa on Dec. 8, 1966, to the late Larry Whitaker and Therese Muse Waxter. He departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Charles graduated from Bogalusa High School in 1987 and attended Grambling University. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 28 years of service in Santa Ana, Calif.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his grandmother, Ruth “Mama Ruth” Muse; step-grandfather, Willie Short of Bogalusa; a fiancé, Ms. Shayla Nicole of Ontario, Calif.; his children, Charlyn, Cory and Carolos Waler of Bogalusa, Charles Walker Jr. of Texas, Cory, Serena and Shelton Muse, Brittney Russell, Nobel, Patricia, Rainain and Zion, all of California; one brother, Ronald (Racheal) Muse of Texas; aunts, Octavia (Thomas) Robinson of Baton Rouge, Carolyn Schabazz of California, Diane Whitaker and Vickie Johnson of Bogalusa, Denise James of Angie, Adriann Whitaker; three uncles, Charles Ray (Odess) Brumfield and Paul Johnson of Bogalusa, and Quinton (Ashanti) James of New Orleans; 23 grandchildren; five nieces and two nephews; two best friends, Scotty Temples and Shell Buckley; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Muse Waxter; father, Larry Whitaker; grandfathers, Quinton Muse Jr. and Harold Whitaker; grandmothers, Mable Brown Muse and Valerine Rodgers Whitaker; uncles, Theodore Darvis and Harold Whitaker Jr.; aunts, Donice Whitaker, Lillian W. Hogan, Rita Muse and Valerine Graves; and two daughters.

A drive-through viewing will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, located at 809 E. Third St. in Bogalusa.

The funeral service will be on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral home. Interment will follow in Bogalusa Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at www.crainandsons.com.