John E. Murray
September 13, 1939 – January 3, 2020
John left our earth last Saturday, January 3rd for surely his best adventure. Yes, John was an adventurer of the greatest kind.
Born of Eneas and Marie Murray, on the 13 of September, 1939, the second of 9 children, John was a natural leader. He was responsible, protecting and teaching his siblings survival as a "Big Brother" could. And a big brother he was indeed. John grew to 6'4", the tallest of the 9.
John was a hunter. He hunted Oklahoma, Colorado, South America and Africa. Our freezer at home was always stocked with Deer, Elk and other wild game. Farming was a natural for John. Driving a tractor, instead of a race car was his fun. He raised Pecans, acres of them. Anyone for underwater scuba? Yes John did it.
As his wife, I was gifted with the best 30 years of my life with this wonderful man. There wasn't much he wouldn't or couldn't do. Cattle to Ostrich, John was in. John knew how to work. He didn't play golf, tennis or cards -sweat was his game. Success was his thrill. We built businesses, barns, log cabins as well as beach homes. Then boats. Our Alaskan Yachts was another ·Why Not?"
I was not only in love with this man, I just loved him. He was amazing!
In Lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer Association.
- Alzheimer Association
- Memorial Service Friday, January 17, 2020
John E. Murray
January 16, 2020
John was my friend for over 40 years. We shared time in the woods hunting and time on the water and under the water fishing and diving. I also worked with him in his AMS businesses. I will always cherish our times together and will miss him. Prayers to his family to help them through the following months.
January 13, 2020
I'm so happy that you went to the great hunting ground in the sky.
My fondest memory is when we took a private plane ride to the Bahamas
and scuba dived and we caught many lobsters ,we got so many he had to buy another freezer to put the lobsters in