Rev. Murray was born in Washington County and the son of the late William Elbert & Violet Helen Blalock Murray. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister.
He was a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church. He graduated from Graham Bible College
Rev. Murray was honorably discharged from the US Navy after four years of service. He worked for Mahoney’s for 30 years.
Rev. Murray is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mildred Mashburn Murray; children, Cynthia (Roy) Hardin, Limestone, and Gregory (Angela) Murray, Knoxville; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Allison and Rebecca Murray, Knoxville and Austin and Joshua Hardin, Limestone; sister-in-law, Brenda Murray; brothers, Ronald (Joyce) Murray, Michael (Helen) Murray and Donald Murray all of Johnson City; sister, Phyllis Ramey, Kingsport; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to NHC Healthcare Station 3 of Johnson City, particularly, Sam White and Kristy Draper, for all their wonderful care and support.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Dr. Ken Gaskin officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday prior to the service.
Interment services will be conducted 11:00 am Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Monte Vista Burial Park.
Pallbearers will be Dewayne Sparks, Jeffrey Sparks, Mark Jones, James Michael Ramey, Nathan Murray and James Edward Laws.
Condolences may be sent to the Murray family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, 753-3821