OBITUARY

Murray Lynn Gipe

15 March, 19514 January, 2021
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Murray Lynn Gipe, 69, of Louisville, KY, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. Murray was born in San Diego, CA, on March 15, 1951, the son of the late Martin Greenlee Gipe, Sr. and the late Vera Mildred Gipe (Crowe). He is preceded in death by his wife, Laura Leigh, his older brother, Martin G. Gipe, Jr. and his loving Pug, Rudy. Murray is survived by his children, Kristin Sullivan, Jessica Spalding (Michael), Cara Sullivan (Shawn) and Jacob Murray, as well as his brother, Michael O. Gipe (Helen). He is also survived by his grandchildren Elijah, Aliya, David, Trent, Kyleigh and Kiersten. He is also survived by his faithful companion, Hank the Pug. Murray graduated from St. Andrews High School and the Baptist College of Charleston, SC (now Charleston Southern University). He later obtained his Master Degree and became a CPA. He worked for Public Savings in Charleston for many years, prior to moving to Louisville in the early 1990’s, where he went to work for Capital Holdings Insurance Company. He later he went to work for Humana, from which he retired. As a teenager, he was a singer and played guitar in the band called the Jaguars. He was an active member of the Jaycees. Murray loved to hunt and fish. He loved boating and being on the water. Another one of his favorite hobbies was cooking – BBQ, wings, ribs – anything that could be grilled. Murray was a true southern gentleman. He was honest, generous, and a man of his word. He loved his children and grandchildren with all his heart and made sure to show them everyday. He loved Louisville, but his heart always remained in Charleston. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Road, Louisville, KY 40222. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 2-8 pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are only allowed 50 people to attend all services.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 12 January , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 13 January , 2021

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Pam Bergklint

31 January 2021

To Murray's Family: I was so saddened to hear of Murray's passing. My husband Karl knew Murray when working at Humana. I also worked at Humana but did not know Murray until he became a volunteer with GRRAND (Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption of Needy Dogs). Murray started volunteering on my team because a neighbor had shared about helping dogs find forever homes. From the first time I talked with Murray I was impressed with his desire to help, his attention to detail and the fact that he never ever let a task "slip through the cracks". We shared stories of our dogs; he told me about his pug and I knew that the dog was a true companion. He also talked fondly of his late wife. Murray shared a little about his health issues and his move. I know that your family is grieving his loss. I will also remember him fondly as a kind gentleman and someone I wish I had opportunity to meet years ago. Please accept our sympathy and know that Murray touched our lives. Karl and Pam Bergklint

Michael & Connie Key

12 January 2021

With deepest sympathy as we remember Murray.

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