Michael A. McMurray
April 1, 1951 – August 1, 2018
Michael Allan McMurray, age 67 of Spring Hill, Florida passed away on August 1, 2018 following emergency surgery in Spring Hill. Mike was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 1, 1951 to Veleta and Kenneth McMurray.
Mike was appointed as a Firefighter at the Hurst Texas Fire Department in 1970, and served as an Engineer, Lieutenant, and Battalion Chief before retiring in 2004. He taught Fire Protection Technology Classes at Tarrant County Community College before completing his career as Fire Chief with the Kennedale Texas Fire Department from 2008 to 2018. Mike started enjoying official retirement with Barbara, his beloved wife and fishing partner at the end of May, 2018.
He worked as a Firefighter and was highly respected as a Fire Service Officer and Leader. He particularly enjoyed fresh and salt water fishing. Mike served as President of Southern Emergency Response Preparedness Association. He was an active member of the Texas Fire Chief Association. Mike was a proud member of the Kennedale Rotary Club.
Mike is survived by his wife, daughter, son and three grandsons and a sister. Mike was predeceased by his parents, a sister and brother.