The West Virginia Coal Association today issued the following statement on the passing of Robert Murray, founder and CEO of Murray Energy. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray.
Bob was the embodiment of the American Dream – a fourth-generation coal miner who made his way from the mine face to the board room. He never wavered in his love for our industry and for the people who work in it. He defended our nation’s coal jobs with the passion of a country preacher. We have been proud to have Bob Murray as a member of our association and, more importantly, to call him our friend. He will be missed.”
The WVCA sends its condolences to his wife Brenda, and sons: Robert, Ryan and Jonathan.