Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street, Victoria, TX


Raymond Murph McKnight Jr.

April 24, 1956October 24, 2019

Raymond Murph McKnight Jr., 63, of New Braunfels, formerly of Victoria, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Murph was born in Ennis Texas to the late Raymond and Ruth Rawlins McKnight Sr. on April 24, 1956.

Murph lived life to the fullest, was a true character and enjoyed going to all sporting events. He never missed a Stroman Raiders or Victoria High Stingarees football game. He loved the Dallas Cowboys, basketball, and Diet Coke.

Murph is preceded in death by his parents.

Murph is survived by his sister, Judy Southard and husband Dallas of Corpus Christi.

Graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10 AM.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.colonialfuneralhomevictoria.com.


  • Ruth Evelyn McKnight, Mother (deceased)
  • Raymond Murph McKnight Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Judy (Dallas) Southard, Sister


  • Graveside Burial Service Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Raymond Murph McKnight Jr.

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Regina Mitchell Perez

October 29, 2019

What a great guy! I remember him well at VHS and sporting events. Prayers for the family!

Jana Wright

October 29, 2019

I remember him at all the games. He loved sports! He was so sweet. RIP Murph! You brought smiles to so many! God has a special place in glory for you! God bless his family. I lived in Calallen and did business with Dallas and never knew that connection! Small world! Praying for his family!

Kathy taylor Bena

October 28, 2019

Murph lived one street over from my family growing up. He would walk to our house and visit with me and my 5 sisters. My 2 older children remember him well from all the baseball,basketball, and football games. He was a friendly, gentle soul. Rest In Peace Murph with your mom and dad. Kathy Taylor Bena

Betsy & Stefan Edwards

October 28, 2019

Murph was a fixture in the community, and those of us having family members with special needs especially remember him from church, Day Hab, ballgames, special events, parades, and at Century Lanes where he could probably bowl 24/7 if a lane was available.
We remember a few times when Ruth told Murph it was time to leave but he kept on rolling that ball. After much "encouragement" to Murph on Ruth's part, she'd finally simply go to the counter and request that his lane be shut down. Only then did Murph put his ball away.
Murph was one in a million, whom everyone knew and loved. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Mickey Ewing

October 28, 2019

The sight of Murph at church and at Victoria’s sporting events is a memory treasured by all who knew him.

Mark Reeve

October 28, 2019

Murph was a beloved member of our community and will always live in our hearts. Murph was a special member of our Stingaree family and an inspiration to all of us. I know he is in the arms of the Lord. God bless

Kimberly Ramirez

October 28, 2019

I remember Murph at most all my softball games down in the park. We would all take turns walking by to hi five Murph and say hi. Loved him, he was a gentle soul. Rest in peace Murph my friend.