WILLIAM L. "BILL" MUZZY
GREENVILLE - William L. "Bill" Muzzy of Indian Hill, Greenville, passed away Dec. 2, 2003, after a long and complicated illness. He was born April 3, 1934, in Greenville, the son of Edmund D. Muzzy and mother Elaine (Bartley) Muzzy. In 1952, Bill graduated from Greenville High School and entered the University of Maine with a concentration in farm management. After completing his studies he returned to Greenville to marry Carolyn Rowe and to work with his father at Indian Hill Farm. Following the premature death of his father in 1959 Bill became owner/manager of Indian Hill Farm, which included a companion holstein farm in Guilford and a dairy in Greenville. In the early 1960s Bill, with the partnership and support of both his wife, Callie, and his mother, Elaine, expanded Indian Hill Farm to include a modern milking barn and the Moosehead area's first motel, Indian Hill Motel. A noon lunch in June 1972 brought a family vote to sell the cows and close the dairy. Using the remaining farm equipment Bill entered the earthwork contracting business under the title of "Indian Hill Construction." In 1978 Bill and Callie founded a small grocery and sporting goods store known as "Indian Hill Trading Post." Not able to resist the freedom of the outdoors and his interest in construction, Bill returned to earthwork contracting in 1982 with his son Mark. Bill remained in active charge of Indian Hill Construction until 1997 when his health began to slowly fail. For many years Bill led an active service life in Greenville, including Cub Scout Troop Master, Member of Board of Selectmen and Chamber of Commerce, Board Member and Board Chairman for School Administrative District No. 2, Member of Greenville Fire Department, and Member of Columbia-Doric Masonic Lodge. Bill also took great enjoyment from hunting and fishing in the areas between Wilson Pond and Ragged Lake, as well as following the school athletic teams. In spite of his out-of-home interests, Bill's first and foremost love was his wife, Callie and sons Matt, Mark and Luke, their families and the beautiful farm overlooking Moosehead Lake where he lived throughout his life. He leaves his family and friends with many fine memories and only wishes that he could have stayed longer to enjoy them more.
Bill is survived by his wife, Callie, and his sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Marla, Mark and Cheryl, and Luke and Laurie; a brother, David, of Westbrook; granddaughters Maren, Jenna and Susan; and grandsons Jake, Tyler and John; Maren's husband Chuck and their chocolate lab Jack; nieces and nephews and an extended family of many cousins.
Visiting hours for Bill and his family will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at the McCrory Funeral Home in Greenville. A memorial service in recognition of Bill's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Union Evangelical Church in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, Bill's family requests that donations be made in his memory to C.A. Dean Hospital of Greenville, or the Union Evangelical Church of Greenville.
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