of Searcy, AR
July 20, 1928 - April 14, 2022
Henry Crisler (Buddy) Muirhead, Jr (age 93) passed away peacefully at home in Searcy, Arkansas on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Buddy was born July 20, 1928 in Greenville, Mississippi to Henry Crisler Muirhead, Sr, and Lillian Davis Muirhead. He married the love of his life, Alice Cothran Muirhead in 1956 and they had 3 children. He lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi with his wife and children for many years before moving to Searcy.Buddy served in the Navy from 1946 1948 and the Air Force from 1950 1954. After he married Alice, he worked as a towboat and steamboat captain. He will be remembered as a loving christian husband, father, grandfather and friend. Buddy loved the river, antique motorcycles and traveling. He was known among his loved ones for his storytelling, ability to fix anything and his generosity.Buddy is survived by his children: Denise Muirhead Jackson (Craig) of Wesson, MS, Lisa Muirhead Valentine (Stan) of Searcy, AR, and Henry Crisler (Cris) Muirhead, III (Crystal) of Searcy, AR and his grandchildren: Clayton Jackson, Nathan Jackson and Brady Jackson of Wesson, MS, Megan Valentine of Rogers, AR, and Mandy Valentine of Nashville, TN.He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Alice Cothran Muirhead, a son, William Michael Muirhead, a grandson, Wesley Craig Jackson, his brother, Gerald Muiorhead and his sister, Rose Muirhead Evans.Services for Buddy are set for Visitation to be held on Sunday, April 17, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel. The Funeral Service will be on Monday April 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM at the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy with Interment to follow at White County Memorial Gardens.
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Up! Up and away, he flies now higher than us all, Far, Far above where even eagles dared to try to go. Into the heavenly blue he sores, for another star was added to our Lords Angelic host. Up, up and away to our Lord, in a fullness of joy and pleasures evermore. Rev. Ret. Chev. Raymond L. Morehead, GOTJ, FSA ScotChief Elect, Muirhead Clan Society
What a gentleman and servant!Rest in peace.
Your dad was a very loved and dedicated man at Unity Health. I personally didn’t know him but I do know Cris and Crystal. You are very blessed to have him as your dad. May God Bless You in the difficult days ahead.
Sorry for your families loss. Seems like a man I wish I had known.
Rest in peace Buddy Muirhead. You will be greatly missed by the antique motorcycle community. Your bikes were always the big attraction. Thank you for your service to our country.
What a kind and sweet man with a ton of memories and stories to tell. I always loved the Riverboat stories of the Mississippi River. Buddy you will b missed so much by all that love you and we’re able to say “He was my friend.”
So sorry for your loss. The family is in mine and Kay's prayers.
My thoughts and prayers for you all. All always remember Mr. Murihead with fond memories.
Mr.Buddy was a very sweet man always had a smile on his face when you seen him.Prayers for his family.
My heart hurts for all of you as you deal with your loss. Buddy was one of the finest men I have ever known and was loved by all who knew him. So glad to have had him as a friend and brother in Christ. Love and prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss & keeping y’all in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure knowing you & you will be missed. R.I.P. Mr. Buddy & thank you for your service
Our prayers are with you in this time of great loss.
I very much enjoyed knowing and working with Buddy. He was a fine, Christian, professional man who I considered a friend.I have many fond memories of times we spent together and conversations we had. He taught me a lot about the river and other things. He was a really good person to know.
I knew Buddy in Kiwanis Club years ago. He was interesting because of his various job experiences. Most interesting also for his antique motorcycle.
Cris, Lisa and Denise, you are all in our prayers as you go through these days! We loved your Daddy and know he’s in a better place. Love ❤️ all of you!
Thinking of you all in prayer. Please forgive Mother and I for not being able to drive up and be with y’all. We love ya.Debbie and Bill McMullen, and Katherine Muirhead Kennedy
Sincere sympathy to the Muirhead family on the loss of Buddy. It was a pleasure to share him with you. He will be missed greatly by all.
Bold prayers for you all as you go on.We are so glad to have known Buddy . He was always the highlight of the Antique Motorcycles in the Park. Just seeing him and Alice drive in the day of the show was great . We have him on our hearts.
Mike and I are so sorry to hear of Captain Buddy’s passing.
So sorry to see this. Loved cruising on the river with Captain Buddy and Mrs. Alice, as well as sharing some jigsaw puzzles with them, a fine couple. My sincere condolences to their family members.Irene Gray