John J. MuirSpringdale, AR
John Joseph Muir, 69, retired U.S. Air Force colonel of Springdale, Ark., died Monday, March 26, 2012, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale. He was born Sept. 26, 1942, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Frieda Katherine Muir and John Wreath Muir.
He enjoyed serving his Lord Jesus, spending time with his family, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, golf, woodworking projects and reading. John began his love for diving in 1980 and earned the title of dive master. He moved to the Northwest Arkansas area in February 2011 after moving from Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his wife, Candy Muir of the home, whom he married Nov. 7, 1970; three daughters, Melinda Miner and her husband, Dan, of Hays, Kan., Michelle Burnett and her husband, John, of Fayetteville, Christina Muir Frye and her husband, Josh, of Fayetteville; three brothers, Charles Muir and his wife, Lisa, of Northville, Mich., Roy A. Muir and his wife, Kathy, of Canton, Mich., David Muir and his wife, Betsy, of West Bloomfield, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Courtney Muir, Wilson Miner, Ansen Miner, Riley Frye, Jensen Miner, Davis Burnett and Tyson Burnett.
Memorial service: Cross Church of Fayetteville, Saturday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment was at National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark.
Memorials to: ALS Family Foundation, 11727 Amber Circle, Bentonville, AR 72712, www.alsff.org; or Circle of Life Hospice House, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762.
Arrangements by Epting Funeral Home of downtown Fayetteville. Online condolences: www.eptingfuneralhome.webs.com.
Published March 29, 2012