Thursday, March 3, 2016 Jerry Allen Muir (1943-1973)

Jerry Allen Muir was born on 12 August 1973 in Raven, Virginia. He was the youngest child of Robert Muir, Jr., and Sadie Viola Cline. His parents separated when Jerry was a year old and divorced in 1949.

He married Shirley Gay Short, daughter of Leonard Burke and Myrtle Vivian (Ball) Short, on 13 February 1965 in Raven. Jerry worked as a clerk at the time of their marriage. The couple had two sons.

Coal miner statue in Buchanan County, Virginia; photograph courtesy of the
Richmond Times-Dispatch

Jerry was killed on 5 September 1973 in Whitewood, Virginia. He worked as a coal miner and was involved in an accident which crushed his chest, neck, and head. His youngest son was two years old at the time of his death. Jerry Allen Muir was interred at Greenhills Memory Gardens in Claypool Hill, Virginia.

'Coal miner statue,' Richmond Times-Dispatch
Global, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Memorial No. 19075437
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 229-52-3341; Issue State: Virginia: Issue Date: 1957
US, Virginia Birth Records, 1864-2014, 1943 Muir, Jerry Allen
US, Virginia Death Records, 1912-2014, 1973 Muir, Jerry Allen
US, Virginia Marriage Records, 1936-2014, 1965 Muir, Jerry Allen - Short, Shirley Gay

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