Harold J. Muddiman

Jan 15, 2013

Devoted Husband, Father

LAKE JUNALUSKA — Harold Julian Muddiman, 96, of Norton Way, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at The Homestead.

Born in Lee County, Virginia, he was a former resident of Great Falls, Virginia, and Valrico, Florida, and had resided in Haywood County for the past 12 years.  He was the son of the late Otto Lester and Sarah Louise Unthank Muddiman, and was also preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte Louise Muddiman, and one brother, Edgar Warren Muddiman.  He attended Virginia Tech where he received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.  During World War II, Harold was employed in the defense industry and later worked as an electrical engineer for the Veterans Administration’s hospitals for 15 years before his retirement.  He enjoyed gardening, photography and collecting stamps.  Harold became interested in genealogy late in his life and researched his family history extensively without the use of computers.

He is survived by his wife of more than 70 years, Edna Harrison Muddiman; one brother, George Stephen Muddiman; his children, Harold Muddiman Jr., Sheila M. Fite, Donald Muddiman and Elizabeth M. Denton; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.  Friday, Jan. 18, at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, of which he was a member.  The Revs. Tim McConnell and  William W. McNeil will officiate.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to MedWest Hospice, 560 Leroy George Dr., Clyde, NC  28721 or the Open Door Soup Kitchen, 32 Commerce St., Waynesville, NC  28786.

Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements.  An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.

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