Wayne Edward Musson, 67, of Sidney, Illinois transitioned peacefully at home with his loving wife and children by his side on Tuesday May 25, 2021.
He was born on July 12, 1953 in Sidney, NY, the son of Floyd A. and Jean M. (McGibbon) Musson.
Wayne graduated from Cortland High School in 1971. He married Carol Kinne on May 2, 1981 at St. Mary's Church in Cortland, NY.
Wayne worked for several years stringing tennis rackets at Wilson's Sporting Goods in Cortland, NY until it closed. He also enjoyed roofing with his brother Dennis. He attended Tompkins Cortland Community College, and later was employed as a Personnel Technician for Cortland County where he worked for 23 years before retiring in 2016.
Wayne and Carol were married for forty wonderful years and always loved an adventure. They traveled to Italy, Hawaii, and throughout the continental United States. One of their favorite places was Myrtle Beach, SC where they spent many vacations with their children over the years. After retiring, they eventually chose to reside there for three years before moving to Illinois to be near family.
An avid sports fan, Wayne loved watching football, running, riding his motorcycle, and playing basketball with his many friends. His real passion was playing racquetball whenever he could. He also loved his family dearly and adored his four grandchildren who were the light of his life.
He will be fondly remembered by his family and friends for his wisdom, support, and great sense of humor. He was a cherished father and grandfather, lovingly called "Pop" by his two little granddaughters. His influence and impact on others will be greatly missed.
Wayne is survived by his wife Carol, two children, Gail C. Riggs (Darin) of Sidney, IL, Ryan W. Musson (Aimee) of Niskayuna, NY, a sister, Diana Woodworth, and his grandchildren, Jameson and Julian Musson, and Anna and Lilly Riggs. Wayne is also survived by three half brothers and sisters: Ronald and Raymond Musson and Ramona Pike. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Dennis Musson, and half sister Janice Thacker.
A celebration of life service will be held at Freese Funeral Home at 202 W. Main St. in Sidney. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 AM on Saturday, May 29th at the funeral home with service at 11 AM. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Sidney.
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