Irvin G. Muston, Jr. , 69, of Jacksonville, Florida, formally of Rockdale, Texas, went to be with his Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Jacksonville’s Baptist Hospital after a lengthy illness. His wife Ann and sons Patrick and Matthew Muston were by his side.
Irvin was born August 25, 1947 at St. Edwards Hospital in Cameron, Texas to Irvin and Estelle Muston. He grew up in Rockdale, Texas. He was a proud graduate of the Rockdale High School class of 1965 followed by degree from Southern Illinois University.
Service will be held on December 28, 2016 at the Isle of Faith United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida at 11:00 AM with the Pastor Will Clark officiating along with Rev. Patrick Muston.
Irvin married Anna Garner, of Memphis, Tennessee in 1968; his one true love for almost 50 years.
Irvin was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Marion F. and Rosa Muston and Jerome and Myrtle Dreher; Father, Irvin Muston; Mother, Estelle Muston, all of Rockdale, TX; and Sister, Sandra Muston Knippers, Houston, TX. Irvin is survived by his wife; Anna Muston, Jacksonville, Fl., Son, Patrick Muston and wife Jennifer, Grantham, NC.; Son, Matthew Muston, Raeford, NC; Sisters, Janice Byrd and husband Bobby, Rockdale, TX; Joan Muston Houston and husband Louis, Freeport, TX ; Judith Muston Tovar of Rockdale, TX; Grandchildren, Carlie, Madeline, Draven, Luke and Elijah, all of NC; Aunts; Evelyn Muston, Marilyn Orsak, Peggy Hosek and husband Jerry; and Johnnie Sue Roberts, all of Rockdale; also Numerous nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law and sister in law; Joe and Cathy Garner, Union City, TN. He is also survived by special friends Ed and Jackie Bacon and Wayne and Linda Burnsed.
Irvin joined the United States Marine Corp in December 1965 serving his first tour of duty in Vietnam; a 20 year Marine he also served MCAS, Cherry Point, NC; MCRD, Parris Island, SC; Ft. Worth, TX; MCAS Iwatuni, Japan; Temple, Texas; MCAS Cherry Point, NC, MCAS New River, NC; MCB Marine Corp, Camp Lejeune, NC. At the time of his death he was employed at NAS FRC, Jacksonville, FL.
Irvin enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and the comradery of ALMS Marines, as well as entertaining all of his grandchildren. The lake place at Lake Royale in Bunn, NC was his favorite place to recreate with his family. He was always up for a good road trip with his wife, Ann! He will be remembered as a good Son, caring Brother, loving Husband, supportive Father, attentive Grandfather and loyal Friend.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to his favorite charity, ACT 2:4 in care of The Isle of Faith United Methodist Church, 1821 San Pablo Rd. S, Jacksonville, FL 32224.
Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Irvin Muston Jr
2 October, 2004
Dear Wenda Jo,
It was very nice and thoughtful to hear from you regarding the Class of '65 reunion. I know it took an extra effort to locate me after all these years and it is appreciated. I was in Rockdale for a few days in March. We got together with my four sisters and came up with a surprise 80th Birthday Party for my mom. It turned out really nice with about 75-80 people I think and she really was surprised. Don't know how we pulled something like that off in Rockdale the way word sometimes can get around!! Ha!!
Anyway, back to the reunion...My wife has encouraged me to go ever since we got the dates from you. In recent weeks we (Florida) have been hit with several hurricanes. Our house was not damaged even though we only live eight miles from the ocean. Many areas of south and western Florida were really messed up. My wife (Ann) works for the Army Corps of Engineers and was deployed to Eckland Air Force Base near Pensacola to work with the recovery teams to assist clean up, etc. She may be deployed several more weeks and then have to deploy to south Florida. It appears that it may take a year to get everything back to near normal. Right now I am just on standby to see what happens and go to work everyday at the Naval Aviation Depot. (I retired from 20 years in the Marines and have been working ever since). In case anyone wants to know I have two grown sons and each have a son and a daughter. I am blessed with one daughter-in-law who is a second grade teacher in North Carolina and one who is a Registered Nurse. I try to get to Rockdale about once a year and still have my mom, one sister and about a dozen aunts and uncles that live there as well as dozens of cousins. Rockdale, Texas has more Mustons than anywhere else in the world according to the internet!! I know I am going to miss a good time at this reunion and the chance to try to guess who is who. I know we have all changed so much. Hopefully we will be around and able to do the 50th reunion and I will try my best to be there if we don't have four more hurricanes in Florida that year. You guys have fun...
745 Cottage Hill Dr. E.
Jacksonville, Fl 32225
This is a letter received from Irvin regarding our 40th reunion
Carlie (11) & Draven (8) - April, 2009
Ann & Irv Muston
Maddie (11) & Luke (5) - April, 2009
back row: Matthew, Irv, Ann, Patrick,
front row:Draven, Carlie, Maddie & Luke
The Muston Fishing Team
Fishing Derby, June, 2008
at Lake Royale, N.C.
Carlie, Maddie, Luke & Draven
Here is the most recent of the grands all together. April 2009 at our favorite place, Lake Royale, NC. We have a lake lot there and a 30' camper. It is our home away from home. Our boys both live in NC and we go there a lot. So about 4 years ago we bought a lot and put a camper on it so we could all congregate and visit. We are headed there today for the Memorial Day weekend. Our oldest grandson turns 9 on Monday. (May 22, 2009)
December 16, 2016