Angus Lorinza Brunson


Angus Lorinza Brunson, a cherished family man, respected community member, and proud veteran, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023, in Tallahassee, Florida. Born on September 1, 1927, in Chattahoochee, Florida, Angus’s journey through life was marked by dedication, service, and love.

Angus was predeceased by his beloved wife of 75 years, Edwina Howell Brunson, who passed away in February 2023. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Isaiah Louis Brunson and Mary Elizabeth Pope Brunson, his sister, Evelyn Scott and his brother, Rufus Brunson. His legacy continues through his son, Olan Brunson (Sonia) of Crawfordville, FL; his daughter, Norma Brunson of Tallahassee, FL; his grandchildren, Elizabeth Thiele (Eric) and Travis Brunson (Demi); and his four great-grandchildren, Emma, William, Everett, and Catherine. Angus also leaves behind his cherished nieces, Peggy Morrell (Gerald) and Tami Cribley (Donnie), and nephews, Jon Brunson (Sue) and Bruce Davis (Susan), who will fondly remember their uncle’s wisdom and warmth.

Angus was a proud graduate of Chattahoochee High School. At the tender age of 17, he entered the Navy and served his country with honor during World War II. Returning home in 1947, he married his sweetheart, Edwina, and they began their life together in Chattahoochee. Angus’s work ethic shone brightly at the Florida State Hospital, where he dedicated 41 years of service before retiring in 1988 as the Trades Foreman in the Plumbing Shop.

A man of faith, Angus was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, where he attended Brotherhood, served on the Board of Trustees, and took part in church leadership. His commitment to his community was evident through his involvement with the FSH Credit Union Credit Committee, and Jaycee’s. He was honored to be the very first, Employee of the Year, at Florida State Hospital. Angus was also an active member in the American Legion.

Angus’s interests were as varied as they were passionate. He was an avid knife collector, with a particular fondness for CASE Knives. His love for the outdoors was evident in his enjoyment of hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling with his wife, Edwina. Angus supported her participation in the Big Bend Emmaus Community and was also a member of the Jay Club and Golden Day’s Club.

Those who knew Angus will remember him as a man who loved his family dearly. His presence was a source of stability and joy, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who were fortunate enough to know him. Angus’s life was a testament to the values of hard work, community service, and devotion to family.

As we bid farewell to Angus Lorinza Brunson, we celebrate a life well-lived and a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come. His story is one of unwavering commitment to his loved ones and his community, and he will be remembered with love and respect by all.

A Celebration of Life service for Angus will be held on Friday, December 15, 2023, beginning at 11:00 AM Eastern Time in the Chapel of McAlpin Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Hutcherson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

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