William Earl Murray, Sr., age 92, of Wallace left this earthly life for his eternal rest on Thursday, October 19, 2017.
He was born on October 9, 1925 in Duplin County and was the son of the late Daniel Dewitt and Elma Wheeler Murray. He was also predeceased by his loving wife of 68 years, Julia Deane Edwards Murray; his son, William Earl Murray, Jr.; grandson, Jamie Murray and brother, Norwood Murray.
Mr. Murray was proud to be an American and he honorably served his country in the US Army during WWII. He was a dedicated member of Poston Baptist Church and faithfully attended until his health would not permit him to do so.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his devoted son, Douglas Murray and wife, Deborah of Wake Forest; six grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren and friends that loved William dearly.
William was a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather. He was a simple man who was loved and respected by all who knew him. With a positive attitude, he was uplifting and encouraging to those around him. William's legacy to all who survive him is that one needs only a positive outlook on life and to trust in the Lord to have a wonderful life. He was grateful for every blessing God sent his way. William will surely be missed but treasured memories will forever remain in the hearts of those who and loved him.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Poston Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Jarman and Pastor Michael McCray officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, one hour prior the service on Monday at the church.
Burial will follow the service at Rockfish Memorial Cemetery in Wallace.
Casketbearers will be Tyler Champion, Chris Glarum, Milton Murray, Mack Horrell, Terry Duff and Clint Blanton.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Poston Baptist Church, 4121 S. NC Hwy 11, Wallace, NC 28466 or Good Hope Baptist Church, 4038 Graham Sherron Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our "Guestbook" above.
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Wallace, NC 910-285-4005
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Prayers to you and the family.
Submitted by Melony Johnson on Oct 28 2017 08:17:59 AM
My sincere sympathy to the Murray family at the loss of this fine man. I feel blessed to have gotten to know him in recent years. His friendship and always encouraging phone calls have been a blessing to my mother, Marie. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
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I am sorry for your loss. Mr. William was a good person and neighbor.
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