OBITUARY

Murray L. McClure, Jr.

August 15, 1964May 4, 2019

Rev. Murray L. McClure, Jr., age 54, passed away at his home on May 4, 2019 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His firm belief in God and loving wife supported him in his struggle and both ultimately helped give him peace. Murray was born to the late Murray, Sr. and Faye McClure in Chattanooga, TN on August 15, 1964. He was a faithful and devout minister of The Church of God The Gospel Assembly for 16 years. He also had a love of music and enjoyed singing for the Lord with his family. He loved his family whole heartedly and was a dedicated UT VOLS fan. He was a witty, jokester and outgoing person that never met a stranger. He will be remembered and missed dearly by all that got the privilege to know him. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Twanna Wallace; step daughter, Shana Smith; grandson, Chance Sramek. He is survived by his wife, Rena McClure; daughters, Priscilla and Tyler Sloan, Elizabeth and Monica McClure; sons, Alex and John McClure; stepdaughter, Anita and Shane Cassell; granddaughters, Layla Smith and Hannah Cassell; brother, Ronnie and Rita McClure; nephew, Larry and Ashley Wallace and many other family and friends. The family viewing will be at 4:00 pm and will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Drive. The funeral will follow with Rev. Ron Oliver and Rev. Steve Pratt officiating. Family and friends will meet at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home at 10:30 am Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and proceed to Lynnhurst Cemetery for Murray to be laid to rest. Pallbearers; Robie McClure, Blue Parker, Billy Dodson, David Lovain, Allen Lester, and Nickey Wilcox. Condolences may be offered at www.berrylynnhurst.com

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Robie McClure
  • Blue Parker
  • Billy Dodson
  • David Lovain
  • Allen Lester
  • Nickey Wilcox

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Memories

Murray L. McClure, Jr.

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Jason Mullen

May 7, 2019

I love and miss you my brother. When i was lost, you housed me, when i was hungry, you fed me, when i betrayed you, you forgave me. when i was in need your choice to let the God's love flow you was not only one of the most beautiful things ive ever witnessed, but helped direct my walk with Him. I am eternally grateful, and in awe of the spirit through you.

Regina Dillingham

May 7, 2019

Murray was one of the sweetest. He was my double first cousins, mother's married brother's. Our family & theirs had a closeness that endured. I text Murray 3 wks ago & ask what he was hungry for, answer, broccoli casserole. So mother made chicken casserole, like Faye made & Candy made potato casserole & I made broccoli. We stayed with him a good while. He ate all 3 but wanted extra broccoli. Will never forget that visit with Murray. We talked & laughed & was like he wasn't sick. Took a couple pics & kissed him goodbye. Didn't think would be last. I love you sweetheart & with all my heart believe your spirit is with God who gave it. Will see you again with a new, well body!

Candy Dillingham

May 6, 2019

Murray was such a Great man of God.. So knowledge of the Bible. Love Murray so much.. Was such a positive influence on me growing up.. Always was there to talk too, pray with, give me advice. Kept you laughing.. lift you up when you were feeling down. I thank God for the times that i had with Murray. He will be greatly missed.

Heather Lester

May 6, 2019

The first time I met Murray was at Paul and Lynette’s old farm. Allen and I had just gotten married and we had the honor of sitting with him and eat. He couldn’t move his hands much at that time but he still made sure to greet me and shake my hand. He told me he knew I was right for Allen. I loved his singing and his honest humor.

Allen and Debby Smithson

May 6, 2019

Murray was a true man of God. He lived what he preached. We loved him and his wonderful sense of humor. We're so thankful for the time we were able to share with him. We will miss our dear brother.

Allen and Debby Smithson

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