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Obituary: Robert George Muckleroy, Sr.
Posted by: Mamie (ID *****2186) Date: December 09, 2006 at 20:40:26
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Last rites for R.G. Muckleroy, Sr., of Nacogdoches, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the First Christian Church in Nacogdoches with the Rev. Albert Richardson, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park in Nacogdoches.

Mr. Muckleroy, a dominant figure in the Nacogdoches scene since 1920, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning in City Memorial Hospital where he had been in critical condition for six days. He had been in declining health for two years.

Born Oct. 4, 1892, in the Trinity Community in Nacogdoches County, Mr. Muckleroy as a young man entered World War I. Returning from the war, he went into business in Nacogdoches and developed East Texas' leading ice cream factory. Branching out from the making of ice cream, Muckleroy Sales Company was formed to handle refrigeration, appliances, and other items and services.

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Muckleroy gave much time to his community, serving as chairman of the city commission, president of the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the board of managers for the City Memorial Hospital, president of the Boosters' Club, chairman of the board of the First Christian Church, vice-president of the Nacogdoches Community Hotel Association, and in many other civic capacities.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Irene Forsythe Muckleroy; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Harris of Nacogdoches; three sons, R.G. Muckleroy, Jr., Harold Muckleroy, and Morris Muckleroy, all of Nacogdoches; three brothers, Claude W., A.D., and Earnest Muckleroy, all of Nacogdoches; three sisters, Mrs. W.F. Rentzel, Miss Jessie Muckleroy, and Mrs. Ira Eaves, all of Nacogdoches; and six grandchildren.

Services were under the direction of Cason Monk and company funeral home in Nacogdoches.

Source: The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, Texas, Dec. 13, 1956

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