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Millard Clark Murray

August 29, 1952 ~ May 28, 2022 (age 69)

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     Millard Clark Murray, 69, of Burgaw beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother, uncle and loyal friend passed from his earthly life Saturday, May 28, 2022 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

     He was born August 29, 1952 in Pender County, the son of Joseph Horace Murray, Sr. and Mary Inez Thigpen Murray. In addition to his parents Millard was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Murray.

     Millard is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Becky Blizzard Murray; daughters, Melony Malone (Bob) and Mary Croom (Farris Leonard); grandchildren, Collin A. Malone (Jenna Gatyas) and Abigail Croom; step-granddaughter, Baylie Thornton (William); brother, J. Horace Murray, Jr. (Phyllis); sister-in-law, Rose Murray; several nieces, nephews, and many friends all who loved Millard.

    Millard Clark Murray was the embodiment of a loving friend, father, and grandfather. He was a devoted member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church, serving as both a deacon and elder. Millard shared much of his time in fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ. He had a testimony of unwavering faith and strength, that of which he was unashamed to share with others. Millard was also a member of Stag Park Hunting Club for over 30 years, and better known as “Swamp Boy” to his hunting brothers. Many of Millard’s days were spent at the hunting camp and shack, where he made lifelong memories and shared many homecooked meals with his friends and family. He loved to fish in the Northeast Cape Fear River, and when his health allowed, he could often be found trolling his favorite spot, Fishing Creek. Attending sporting events was one of Millard’s favorite things to do with his family. UNCW Men’s Basketball and Pender High School athletics were among Millard’s most cherished teams. No matter the activity, you could always count on Millard to be the first to support those whom he loved.

    Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with Rev. Ralph Evans and Rev. John Fedoronko conducting the service. The family will receive friends following the service.

    Memorial gifts may be made to Hopewell Presbyterian Church  in memo Cemetery Fund. C/O Carol Thigpen, 2110 NC Hwy 53 West, Burgaw, NC 28425 or the National Wild Turkey Federation, https://your.nwtf.org/donate/ ,Post Office Box 530, Edgefield, SC 29824-0530

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    Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.


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Memorial Service
June 2, 2022

2:00 PM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Visitation following Memorial Service

Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home-Burgaw
308 West Fremont Street
Burgaw, NC 28425


Hopewell Prebyterian Church C/O Carol Thigpen
2110 NC Hwy 53 W., Burgaw NC 28425

National Wild Turkey Federation
P.O. Box 530, Edgefield SC 29824-0530
Web: http://your.nwtf.org/donate/

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