Monroe- Mr. Durwood E. Murray, passed away on July the 26th, 2019 at Pruitthealth of Monroe.
He was born in Pender County, NC on March the 17th, 1931 to the late Bernice Edward and Katie Viola Brown Murray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives. His first wife of 54 years, Mrs. Marie H. Murray and his second wife of 11 years, Mrs. Ruth N. Murray. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jerry T. Murray and Lena M. King and his son in law, Mr. Ronnie Edwards.
Mr. Murray is survived by his five children, Mr. Michael David Murray of Asheville, Mr. Gregory Paul Murray and his wife Kim of Monroe, Mr. Michael Charles Murray and his wife Lori of Unionville, Mrs. Peggy Marie Edwards of Marshville and Mrs. Janet Carol Stiles and her husband Tim of Greenville, SC. His grandchildren, Johnathon Murray, Madeline Murray, Kristi Lynn Helms, Gregory Shawn Murray, Stephanie Montoya, Courtney Lopez, Kimberly Toneges, and Rachel Stiles. Great-grandchildren, Daniel Lopez, Justen Lopez, Lydia Lopez, Anabella Lopez, Aubree Rogers, Kaitlan Martin, Kaylee Toneges and Koda Toneges. Three siblings also survive him, Mr. Lloyd Murray, Mr. Vernon Murray and Mrs. Alma M. Roberts.
His previous occupations were as a postal worker with the US Postal Service as well as a self-employed carpenter, painter and enjoyed working on pianos.
Funeral Services will be 11am Thursday in the Chapel of Morgan & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Fairfield Community Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 7pm-8:30pm Wednesday at Morgan & Son.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to a Parkinson’s Disease Foundation of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at morganandsonfuneralhome.com.
Morgan & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Courtesy of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.