Donald Gene “Don” Murray, 78, resident of Stoney Point Community of Greenwood, SC , husband of Jackie Lowery Murray, died March 16, 2013 at AnMed Health Care in Anderson, SC.
Born in Limestone, TN, May 10, 1934, he was a son of the late Henry B. and Minnie Crawford Murray. Mr. Murray was a graduate of Chuckey High School in Chuckey, TN and attended East Tennessee State University and continued his education at the University of Dayton in Dayton, OH. He proudly served his country in the US Army and was a former Outfielder for the Detroit Tigers Baseball Team and later retired as owner of Murray & Associates of Greenville, SC.
Mr. Murray attended Main Street United Methodist Church and was an avid golfer and member of Stoney Point Golf Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are his children, Carol Comer and husband Randy of Englewood, OH, Linda Michaels of Winter Haven, FL and Jerry Jones and wife Brenda of Lonaconing, MD; daughter-in-law, Carol Jones of Lavale, MD; two sisters, Edna R. Frye of Johnson City, TN and Joyce Hopkins and husband Jim of Dayton, OH; eleven grandchildren to include Sean Coomer and wife Sandra of Columbus, OH and Melissa Fox and husband Steven of Dayton, OH; twenty great-grandchildren to include Jacob, Alyssa and Braeden Fox, all of Columbus, OH; Gabriel, Collin, and Madelein Coomer, all of Dayton, OH. He was predeceased by a son, Rick Jones, a brother, Henry Murray, Jr. and two sisters, Mae Jaynes and Pauline Marion.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:30 PM Thursday from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Phil Thrailkill officiating.
Family burial will be in M.J. “Dolly” Cooper Veterans Cemetery in Anderson, SC.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3:00 to 4:30 Thursday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Murray family.