Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Bobby Joe Muir (1938-2014)

Bobby Joe Muir was born on 11 January 1938 in Raven, Virginia, to Robert Muir, Jr., and Sadie Viola Cline. He was their fourth child, but third living child. In 1940 when the census was enumerated the family lived in Maiden Spring and Bobby's father worked as a miner. Four years later Bobby's parents separated and in 1949 his mother was granted an absolute divorce. Bobby was 11 years old.

After attending school, he began working as a coal miner.

While he was serving in the U.S. Army, he married Nell Fern Ball on 4 June 1957 in Lebanon, Virginia. She was the daughter of Bert Thomas Ball and Josephine Taylor. The couple had four children.

Bobby Joe Muir; photograph courtesy of Find a Grave volunteer Delcia
Clifton Alderson

Bobby Joe Muir died on 18 February 2014 at the Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Virginia. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. He was interred at the Clinch Valley Cemetery and Mausoleum where his daughter, Dana Jo Muir, was buried.

'Bobby Joe Muir,' Find A Grave
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. 12536394
Hurst Scott Funeral Homes,
US, Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-2015, 2014 Muir, Bobby Joe
US, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015, 2014 Muir, Bobby Joe
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1: 1993 Raven, VA (Muir, Bobby J)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1: 1995 Raven, VA (Muir, Bobby J)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1: 1996 Richlands, VA (Muir, Bobby Joe)
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Muir, Bobby J; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: 1953
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1938 Muir, Bobby Joe
US, Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014, 2014 Muir, Bobby Joe
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1957 Muir, Bobby Joe - Ball, Nell Fern

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