Murray Schrier, 89, of Pickett County Care and Rehab in Byrdstown, TN, passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. at the Pickett Co. Care and Rehab.
He was born July 30, 1922 in Margaretville, the son of William I. Schrier and Dora Fanny (Cohan) Schrier.
Mr. Murray was a member of the United States Air Force, 100th Bomb Group during WWII. He was stationed in England where he was a belly gunner on a B-17 bomber plane. Murray flew a total of 52 missions while receiving awards for: two inductions to “The Lucky Bastards Club” for surviving 20 missions; Distinguished Flying Cross with five Oak Leaf Clusters; European-African Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was honored in 2009 at Mighty Eight Museum in Savannah, GA.
Murray attended the Byrdstown First United Methodist Church.
He owned Murray’s Hotel on Main Street in Margaretville until his retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Guionnaud, Byrdstown, TN; Linda Mcclure, Roswell, GA; a son, Murray I. Schrier, North Palm Beach, FL; seven grandchildren: Mary Allen, Andre Guionnaud Jr., Stephen Guionnaud, Tia Konecney, Jade Schrier, Melaine Waxenfelter and Ryan Mcclure. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sunshine Schrier; a daughter, Nancy Putzan and also by several brothers and sisters.
We loved you daddy and we will miss you.
“Murray has flown away.”
A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. from the Byrdstown First United Methodist church. He will be laid to rest next to his wife of 59 years at the Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Gardens on January 28 at 1 p.m. in Waynesville, NC.
Special care is being provided by the Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown, TN.