Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC


Elliott Paul Murnick

June 15, 1942June 19, 2017

Elliott Paul Murnick, of Raleigh, died Monday, June 19th 2017 in Raleigh. He was born June 15, 1942 in Norfolk, Virginia. He grew up in Charlotte, NC where he graduated from Myer’s Park High School. In 1964, he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While attending UNC, he was a basketball manager for Dean Smith’s first team. Throughout his life, he loved to attend all UNC sporting events and was an active member of the Rams Club.

Elliott worked in his family’s business, Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, and Jim Crockett Promotions, to promote wrestling events and entertainment shows across the state. He later worked to promote national professional wrestling shows for Turner Broadcasting. In the early 2000s, he served as the General Manager for the Big Sandy Arena in Huntington, West Virginia.

He is survived by his daughters, Anna Claire Murnick Price and Abigail Murnick Jones; son-in-laws, Patrick Watson Price and Patrick Buchanan Jones; daughter-in-law, Jonna Bell Gage; and grandchildren, Joseph William Murnick, Jacob Carl Murnick and Lucille Watson Price.

Elliott is preceded in death by his spouse of twenty-nine years Anne Arbes Murnick; parents, Joseph Harold Murnick and Shirley Glasser Murnick; brother, Carl David Murnick; and son, Robert Elliott Murnick.

The family will receive friends and relatives for a graveside service to be held 10:30am Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, State Street, Raleigh, NC 27601.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to The Educational Foundation, Inc. for the Murnick Family Wrestling Scholarship at the University of North Carolina, PO Box 2446 Chapel Hill, NC 27515. Online condolences at www.brownwynne.com


  • Graveside Service Friday, June 23, 2017


Elliott Paul Murnick

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Rich Landrum

June 28, 2017

Dear Anna Claire and Abby. Although I was at your dad's funeral, I did not have to opportunity to speak with you personally. I have known Elliot for over 35 years. Both as a Friend and coworker. His dad, quite by accident gave me a job as the Ring Announcer for the wrestling shows in Richmond in starting in the early 70's. That led to doing TV for the Crockett's in 1978, on World Wide Wrestling. Throughout those years, Joe treated me like family. Elliott and I click right away and even traveled some together. We have maintained contact ever since then.

I was shocked to hear of his untimely death. As he had called me a couple of weeks before, inquiring how by back was doing. There was no indication at that time, that he was having any health problems. He was one hell of a guy!

My heart felt condolences to you both.


Joseph Sansom

June 23, 2017

Girlfriend Anna Claire,
I was saddened to learn of your dad's transition to Heaven.
He is now in the arms of "THE MASTER"
May the Peace of the Lord be with you and your family.
I will make a contribution to the UNC-CH The Educational Foundation, Inc., in Memory of your dad, Elliott P. Myrnick.
I will be in touch with you, soon.

Peace & Love,
Joseph M. Sansom
Southgate Plaza Shopping Center

I had a Home Going Celebration for a close friend at the same time
of the Graveside Service for your dad. Otherwise I would have been there for you.

Mark Hagopian

June 23, 2017

Abby and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences are with you and your entire family during this sad and difficult time.

Warm Regards,

Mark Hagopian

June 22, 2017

Anna Claire and Abby,
I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Harriet Mills (Raleigh NC)

Angela Hudak

June 22, 2017

Anna Claire and Abby,
I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you both.

Jeannie Hellmann

June 22, 2017

Anna Claire and family ~ I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. You are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Tyneshia Smith

June 22, 2017

Family- please accept my sincere condolences. Mr. Murnick was a wonderful man and a wonderful asset to our company. He brought a smile to my face every time he stopped by my office. He'd pop his head in and ask me "Are you working hard or hardly working today?!" He will truly be missed by the team here at Enterprise. May his memories continue to fill your hearts with joy.

Tyneshia Smith, HR Generalist, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Emily Arbes

June 21, 2017

Anna Claire and Abby - Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.

With Sincere Sympathy and Love,
Emily and David Arbes

June 21, 2017

To Abby and Anna Claire, we are saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. His eyes always lighted up when asked how the two of you were doing. He was a fine neighbor, a compliant patient, and a great Tar Heel. We know you are missing him. Virgil and Joyce Wynia

Kristen Young

June 21, 2017

Coach and I are saddened to hear your father has passed. He was a kind, loving, warm and wonderful soul. He will forever be remembered by us. Our deepest condolences.
Danny & Kristen Young (WCW)