Saturday, February 13, 2016 Billy Eugene Muir (1932-1989)

Billy Eugene Muir was born on 24 November 1932 in Raven, Virginia, to Robert Muir, Jr., and Sadie Viola Cline. He was their eldest child. When the 1940 census was enumerated Billy lived with his parents and siblings in Maiden Spring, Virginia, and his father worked as a coal miner.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army on 9 December 1949 and was discharged on 26 July 1952. He rejoined the Army on 8 April 1954 and served until 31 August 1971 when he retired as a 1st Sergeant. He was a Vietnam War veteran and received the Bronze Star, which is awarded to military personnel who distinguish themselves by heroic or meritorious achievement or service.

Billy married Mary Dolan, who was born on 6 April 1937,  sometime in the mid to late 1950s. They had two daughters.

After retiring from the Army Billy and his wife, Mary, moved to Lugoff, South Carolina, where Billy owned and operated Bill's Stump Removal Service. I have been unable to learn any details about Mary (Dolan) Muir, who survives her husband.

Billy Eugene Muir died on 12 December 1989 in Lugoff. He was buried with full military rites at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Camden, South Carolina.

1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Maiden Spring, Tazewell, Virginia; Roll: T627_4298; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 93-21
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, page 12
Global, Find a Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 98194483
The State, 13 December 1989 (Death notice and obituary)
US, Department of Veterans Affairs, BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, 1989 Muir, B.
US, Public Records Index, Volume I, 1986 Lugoff, South Carolina (Billy E Muir)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1986 Lugoff, SC (Muir, Mary A)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Muir, Mary (Cooper City, FL)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1950-1993 Muir, Mary D (Lugoff, SC)
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN 225-38-7626
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 225-38-7626; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, South Carolina, Richland County Obituary Index, 1892-2000, The State, 13 December 1989
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1932 Muir, Billy Eugene

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