A visitation will be 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation beginning at 7:00 PM.
With his children at his side, William “Billy” Muszar, Sr. peacefully left this world to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. A visitation will be 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel, 5750 Hwy 277 South. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation beginning at 7:00 PM.
Billy was born June 27, 1933 to Leonard Muszar, Sr. and Noemie Landry Muszar in Morgan City, LA. At the age of 18 he was drafted and served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Billy married his love, Lois June Goodman on November 24, 1955 and later moved to Pascagoula, Ms. to work at Ingalls Shipyard as an outside machinist for 38 years before retiring. He worked hard all his life and loved to travel, which he did after retirement. He enjoyed life, traveling, bowling, shooting pool, and just hanging out with his family, but his greatest joy was his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Noemie, sister Velma Muszar Deffes, daughter Barbara Muszar Smith and son-in-law Leroy Smith.
Billy is survived by his son William Muszar, Jr. and his wife Porsche of Abilene, TX, his daughter Tullea Venus and her husband Gordon, of Ocean Springs, MS, ten grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and his best friend David Callender of Ocean springs, MS. He also had several “adopted” grandchildren who called him Grandpa.
He will be remembered for how he loved his family and making everyone laugh. He was always the life of the party and will be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to thank Dr. Maharaj-Mikiel and the nurses and staff at Hendrick Medical Center and Hendrick Hospice Care for the excellent and loving care they provided. A special thanks to Reverend Paul Matta for his constant presence, loving care, and guidance during this difficult time.
Bill, it still hasn't set in that your gone, I keep expecting to hear my doorbell ring and your always smiling face to be there! You was probably the best friend a person could ever have, I'm going to miss all of the times we laughed about working at the shipyard and the goofy commercials on TV and just talking and carrying on where ever we was. The times we traveled together was always so much fun!
Bill and Tullea y'all was lucky to have a dad like him, he loved life and he loved his family. I miss you already my friend so soar with the angels because I know that you are one of them!
David CallenderBiloxi, MS
Grandpa, my heart hurts. I miss your voice, your jokes and your smile. I wish I had met Bill sooner so I could have enjoyed you longer. You just weren't with me near long enough.. Soar with angels until we meet again. I love you.
Porsche MuszarAbilene, TX