Robert Edward Murray
October 27, 1933 – November 11, 2020
Robert Edward Murray, 87, of Fort Defiance, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Murray was born on October 27, 1933 in Raleigh, NC and was a son of the late Roy Edward and Edna (Collins) Murray. An electrician by trade, Robert was an avid fisherman and loved his bird “Peach”. He greatly enjoyed wood working and was always building something.
On November 1, 1957 he married the former Jessie Elizabeth Hartman, who preceded him in death on November 20, 2002.
Mr. Murray is survived by his children, Donnie Smith and wife Charlene of Sebring, FL, Ray Murray and wife Debbi of Fort Defiance; a daughter in law, Karen Murray of Lexington; siblings, Jack Murray, Jerry Murray, Donnie Murray, Delina Bridgers; grandchildren, Ray Murray II and girlfriend Amanda Stone, Cody Murray and girlfriend Tiffani Miller, Jill Hall, Dean Hall, Brett Hall, Keli Hall Rowsey; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Murray was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Murray II; and siblings, Bertha Harker, Roy Murray, Ray Murray, Dorothy Carroll, Ralph Murray and Marie Stephens.
All services will be held at a later date
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Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Robert Edward Murray
November 15, 2020
November 14, 2020
I first met Robert (Bob) while at a local shop in Waynesboro, we talked and he told me he was retired and looking for work, I thought then the older generation, a working breed of men and women.
I suggested that he talk to Shields Self Storage as they always needed a handy man type, he met with and eventually went in as a contracted employee fixing most everything that broke, I worked with him on serval projects while I was working as a contractor. Bob was truly a JACK OF ALL TRADES.
My prayers and thoughts go to your family as the healing process begins and continues. I felt a real connection with Bob.