Charles Hugh "Charlie" Murray (1939 - 2016)

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  • "Sylvia and family. So sorry for your lose. I was one of his..."
    - Candace Gray Williams
  • "remembering my cousin riding up on his motorcycle....we had..."
    - Delilah Murray-Patterson
  • "Please accept my condolences for your great loss. May..."
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    - Billy Lyles
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    - Ralph Murray
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Charles Hugh Murray "Charlie," 77, of Destin, formerly of Weaver, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, following complications from a TAVR procedure to correct aortic stenosis. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Murray; his son, Karl Murray (Gina) and granddaughter, Brooke, of Gainesville; daughter, Michele Murray Moore (Steve) and granddaughters, Meredith and Katherine, of Montgomery, and extended family and friends. Charlie was born in Jasper on May 31, 1939 to Peggy and L. G. Murray. He is a graduate of Jacksonville High School and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and served in the U. S. Air Force. Charlie founded and operated Murray Aviation for more than 20 years during which time he trained hundreds of airplane, helicopter and seaplane pilots, and provided aircraft maintenance services in Northeast Alabama. He designed, developed and operated the Jacksonville Airport and served as a corporate pilot. A loving husband and father, Charlie was a lifelong exercise and fitness enthusiast who competed on the racquetball courts at the Anniston YMCA for many years. Since retiring to Destin, Charlie remained an avid political observer and patriot who made daily visits to the neighborhood fitness center, volunteered at the Sacred Heart Hospital, traveled the globe, and enjoyed activities with his granddaughters. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 4 p.m. at Henderson Beach State Park. Visitation with family will begin at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Volunteer Guild, Friends of the Destin Public Library, or Village Baptist Church.
Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 19, 2016