Robert Arthur Murray Sr.

August 26, 1943May 19, 2010

Robert (Bob) Arthur Murray Sr., 66, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with the love of his life and family at his side at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus. He was born August 26th , 1943 in Grand Rapids and was the son of the late John & Ida (Van Court) Murray. Bob proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Era. He retired from General Motors in 1999 with 33 years of service. He enjoyed deer and goose hunting, along with fishing. He was an avid Basketball fan and enjoyed watching the Pistons. He loved bowling and riding his motorcycle. He was an exceptionally loving and wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Sharon (Sherry) Murray (Misiewicz); seven children, Lyn (Gary) White, Barb (Ray) Van Dyke, Deb (Ted) Sanchez, Mike Kramer, Candy (Dan) Anes, Rob (Jenny) Murray, and Brian (Amy) Murray; 24 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren; a sister Edith (Bob) Kamp; several nieces and nephews; a very special and dear friend Paul (Goose man) Dawson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister. A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held Saturday, May 22nd at Grace Fellowship Church, 735 Buth Drive, N.E. at 11:00 am. with Pastor John Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Fairplains Cemetery, with Military Honors being conducted by the Kent County Honor Guard. Visitation will be Friday, May 21st at Reyers North Valley Chapel,2815 Fuller Ave., N.E. and Three Mile Road from 7-9 pm and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Grace Fellowship Church with envelopes provided at the funeral home. On line condolences and tributes can be made at



  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 22, 2010
  • Visitation Friday, May 21, 2010


  • Interment

Robert Arthur Murray Sr.

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May 20, 2011

We will never forget everything you did for us. We will think of you everyday in our own special way. I would not have become the man I am without your love and guidance.

andrea murray

May 17, 2011

Granpa i miss you dearly i hope your glad up in heaven i miss seeing you doring christmas it was the only time i got to see you but for what its worth i loved every minute of it my dad robert arthur murray jr. wish his best and we all love you. - andrea murray

Deandra Murray

May 22, 2010

RIP Uncle Bob you will be deeply missed. My prayers will be with Aunt sherry and the family....Deandra Murray

May 21, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Sherry, and your family.May God be with all of you. Love, Dianne and Patrick Alvesteffer and family.

Pat Sawyer

May 21, 2010

Sherry and family,
I remember the great times we had at John and Rosie's house. Bob was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donna Kramer

May 21, 2010

Sherry - my love and my prayers to you and everyone in the family. What a loss for all.

May 20, 2010

,as well as your family, will remain in our thoughts and prayers in the days to come. He (God) will never leave you and Bob will continue to watch over you from above. You are loved....Rex and Paula Termeer