Homer Muncy, Jr. was born April 10, 1941 at the mouth of Peter Cave, Pilgrim, KY. He departed this life on June 4, 2021, making his stay upon God's Footstool 80 years. He was a son of the late Grace (Maynard) Muncy and Homer Muncy, Sr. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his twin infant sons, Dwayne and Wayne Muncy, two sisters, Irene Muncy Lowe and Lorene Muncy Jude, and two brothers, Raymond Muncy and Phillip Muncy. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 1/2 years, Betty (McCoy) Muncy, four daughters, Melinda (Aaron) Jordan of Jeffersonville, KY, Karena (Randy) Copley of Pikeville, KY, Natalie Dawn (Scott) Wheeler of Round Rock, TX, and Alison Lynn (James) Shortridge of Pikeville, KY, eight grandchildren, Kyle Jordan, Wesley Jordan, Joseph Jordan, Abigail Jordan, Wade Copley, Tiffany Copley, Holly Akers and Everlee Wheeler, one brother, Lowell Muncy of Inez, KY and one sister, Rebecca (Walker) Fields of Debord, KY. After attending several grade schools, Homer attended Warfield High School and graduated in May of 1957, having turned 16 a month before. Upon graduation, he was granted a "workship" at Pikeville College. He did physical work for five and a half days a week all summer and 20 hours a week during the school year for two years, often hitch-hiking home after work on Saturday evenings. After two years, he applied for a Provisional Teaching Certificate which was granted and first finished out at a school in the head of Peter Cave and then taught two years in the head of Meathouse often walking the three and a half miles each way. In 1961, he was placed at Pigeon Roost where he taught for 15 enjoyable years. Saturday and summer classes followed at Pikeville College, where he graduated in August of 1966. He and Betty McCoy had dated for over two years and were married by the late Elder Wallace Muncy on the evening of September 2, 1966. It has been a marriage made in Heaven and has been blessed for 54 1/2 years. Homer also taught night school for adults for a while. In addition to teaching, he drove a bus for three years, Beginning in April of 1976, he was offered a job at Martin County Coal where he worked for almost 14 years making a total of 32 years worked before becoming disabled. He and his wife, Betty, were baptized on the 2nd Sunday in July near the Leannah Church on Meathouse after experiencing a New Birth in Christ. He was a firm believer in the Old Regular Baptist principals and doctrine. He was ordained an Elder on June 11, 1994 and preached the Gospel until he was no longer able to do so. He served as clerk and treasurer for seven years kept the lists for the Memorial Meetings for over 20 years. He also worked to enlarge the Church early on. "Well Done thy good and faithful Servant."
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11 AM in the chapel of Crum Funeral Home with Billy Joe Robinson, Albert Cabel, and Paul Maynard officiating. Burial will follow in the Homer Muncy Cemetery on Meathouse. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday and Sunday from 5 PM to 9 PM. There will be special services at 7 PM on Sunday. Arrangements are under the direction of Crum Funeral Home of Inez, KY.
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