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707 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75061
Phone: 972-254-4242
Fax: 972-253-2602
Benny Murray

Benny Murray

Wednesday, March 29th, 1939 - Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
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Benny Murray, age 79, died on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Benny was born on March 29, 1939, in Wortham, Texas, to Lacy Edwin Murray and Juanita (Burton) Murray. Benny was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Benny took great pride in being self-sufficient and instilled that same value in his children. He could fix anything that was broken-- electrical, plumbing, automotive--and always enjoyed making home improvements. In his spare time, Benny enjoyed playing golf and collecting coins. Benny is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Albert E. and Kenneth R. Murray. Left to cherish his memory are his spouse of 53 years, Barbara Murray; daughter Lawri Williamson and husband John; son Paul Murray; grandchildren Gavin Murray and Ryan Murray; as well as many other extended family and loving friends. A Committal with Military Honors will be held at 1:30pm on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75220. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or United Service Organizations. You may leave the family a note of condolence or make a donation by visiting our website at www.brownmem.com.
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  • Service

    Monday, February 18th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, February 18th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    Address
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Committal with Military Honors. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the service and line up in LANE 3.
  • Interment

    Location
    Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
    Address
    2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
    DALLAS, TX 75211
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Committal with Military Honors 1:30pm, Monday, February 18, 2019.

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Jerry Calame

Posted at 08:14pm
I have known Benny for over 70 years. We grew up together around Wortham and went to school there. He has been a good friend and I am going to miss our phone conversations and his emails. I am sorry I cannot attend his funeral service due to a medical procedure. Jerry Calame
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Dianna Baker Dougherty

Posted at 02:42pm

My maternal grandfather married Benny's mother when I was a young child. I met Benny while attending the family gatherings over the years. As life went along I moved with a husband and our two daughters to the same city as Benny and wife, Barbara and children, Lawri and Paul were living. So grateful to have had the privilege to know what a wonderful, funny and witty guy. It was always funny when we bumped into each other at the local Kroger buying groceries. Sometimes buying each others groceries depending who was first in the line. My thoughts and prayers to Barbara, Lawri and Paul. Benny may you have eternal peace. Love, Dianna
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Angelyn Dempsey

Posted at 07:55pm
Benny was a dear & precious friend and later in our lives a step brother!!! It was always good to hear his voice or see his ready smile!! May his loved ones know he made a difference in the lives of those who knew & loved him!!! With prayers for Barbara, Lawri and Paul. May your sadness be replaced with happy memories. He loved each of you and his grandsons!!! Thank you for your service to our country!!! Rest In Peace dear friend!!!
RB

R. E. Byers

Posted at 09:02am
I met Ben Murray a long time ago in Wortham, Tx - We were both 5 yrs old - I have known him for almost 3/4 of a century - We became lifelong
friends then and remained so until his passing - We had many great times together - Most I can tell you about and a few I can not - How many
good friends can you have for 74 yrs ? He was a great person and will be forever missed. -



" REST IN PEACE MY OLD FREIND "
JW

John Williamson

Posted at 02:00pm
I'm married to Ben's beautiful daughter Lawri so I've had the pleasure of knowing him for more than 25yrs. I've told Lawri countless times over the years that her father is just a really good guy. It was true the day I met him and remained so throughout the years. I think the two great kids that he and Barbara raised are proof of it. I'll miss him a lot but it's a small price to pay for getting to know him.
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