Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 19, 2014

Bobby Joe “Toad” Muir

RAVEN, Va. — RAVEN, Va. — Bobby Joe “Toad” Muir, age 76, of Raven, Va. passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Va. Bobby Joe was born in Raven, Va. and was the son of the late, Robert Junior Muir and Sadie Viola Cline Rose Campbell. He was a veteran of the US Army. Bobby Joe was a retired miner and lived all his life in the Raven area. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him and especially by his special grandson and best buddy, Cooper Hurst.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Dana Sayers; one grandson, Josh Mercer; infant sister, Betty Lou Muir; and two brothers, Billy Eugene Muir and Jerry Allen Muir.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nell Ball Muir; two daughters, Becky Fox and husband, Mike of Richlands, Va. and Tina Muir and Ronnie Hurt of Raven, Va.; one son, Bobby Muir and wife, Debbie of Raven, Va.; two sisters, Faye West and husband, Roy of Claypool Hill, Va. and Bonnie Ball of Florida; one brother, Bradley “Sonny” Muir and wife, Shirley of Raven, Va.; seven grandchildren, Greta Hurst, Heather Sayers, Holly Cantrell and husband, Travis; Joey Fox, PFC Elijah Stiltner, Robert Muir, Zachary Muir; two step-grandchildren, Shawn Combs and Jared Combs; nine great-grandchildren, Bailey Hurst, Addison Hurst, Cooper Hurst, Kaleb Cantrell, Robbie Cantrell, Katie Cantrell, Ella Ringstaff, Kenzlee Muir, and Masun Muir; five step-great-grandchildren, Zoe Combs, Ava Combs, Mia Combs, Bryce Combs and Brianna Combs; best friend, Don Rose; and a host of family and friends

Funeral services for Bobby Joe “Toad” Muir will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands, Va. with the Rev. Dannie Short and Austin Burke officiating. Entombment will follow at Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery Mausoleum, Richlands, Va. Members of the John Ratliff American Legion Post #164 will conduct military graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Joey Fox, Robert Muir, Zach Muir, PFC Elijah Stiltner, Bernard Cline, Terry Osborne, Austin Burke, and Shawn Muir. Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Fox, Ronnie Hurt and Wayne Johnson.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at Hurst-Scott Funeral Home; 1401 Second Street; Richlands, Va.

Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Richlands, Virginia is in charge of arrangements and those wishing to express sympathy online may do so at

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