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James Ormond Murray

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James Ormond Murray Obituary
MURRAY Mr. James Ormond Murray, age 92, of Fernandina Beach, passed to the Lord on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, after a short illness. Born in Ormond Beach, FL, he was the youngest of six children born to the late Frank Morinelli Murray, Founder and Owner of the Murray Fruit Company and the late Millie Camarote Murray. Mr. Murray grew up an avid golfer, sportsman, hunter and fisherman in Volusia County and the family s summer home in Vermont. His college education was interrupted when he and his fraternity brothers from Beta Theta Pi entered military service in WWII. Mr. Murray served with the U.S. Marines in the South Pacific as a Sharpshooter, Honor Guard and Corporal in the Military Police from July 1942 until July 1946 when he resumed his college education at the University of Florida. He graduated with a Degree in Business Administration and enjoyed a successful thirty-five year career in management with Sears and Roebuck Inc. in Maryland and Pennsylvania. He retired to his home state in Florida after retirement in 1982. Mr. Murray was a firm believer in serving and volunteered and headed numerous committees to help youth, foster young entrepreneurs, improve schools and advocate sports programs. He set the bar high for honor, decency and righteousness. Mr. Murray is survived by the love of his life; his beloved wife of sixty-one years, Dolores Elizabeth Murray, nee Klein of Baltimore, three of his four children, James Jr., of Fernandina Beach, John C. of Collegeville, PA, and Lisa M. Turpin of Coeur D Alene, Idaho, as well as eight grandsons, Christopher, Patrick, Sean and Anthony Murray, Daniel Jobson, Austin, Ryan and Braedan Turpin. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cheryl M. Jobson of Easton and by his brothers, Fred and Charles and his sisters, Ann, Iona and Florence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude s Children s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Please share his Life Legacy at www.oxleyheard.com OXLEY HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Mar. 20, 2014
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