May 4, 1943 -
March 14, 2016
Robert (Bob) Wyatt Murray was born on May 4, 1943 in Houston, Texas. He is the youngest of three sons born to Austine and Herndon Murray. He graduated from Huntsville High School and went on to Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado where he pledged Sigma Phi Epsilon, served in many leadership positions and developed his love for Coors Light! He majored in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering. In 1965, he married his high school sweetheart, Lydia Foreman. They had three children: Krista Diane, Joseph Todd, and Robert Matthew. Bob worked for DuPont initially; but, after several years, he and his office mate, Bob Webb, decided to leave DuPont and start their own fire protection and safety company - Webb, Murray and Associates in LaPorte, Texas. After 38 years, the company was sold and Bob retired in 2010.
Bob's hobbies included coaching basketball and baseball, organizing a summer youth program for his Lutheran church, serving on the YMCA board, fishing, hunting, golfing, enjoying wine with his closest friends, singing in the church choir and karaoke. He loved country music especially George Strait!
Bob loved Christ and was known for loving people with his welcoming personality and contagious laughter. If there was someone he didn't know, he would quickly introduce himself. He was the definition of a "people person"!
Bob and Lydia moved from Seabrook, Texas in 2012 and settled in Frisco Lakes Retirement Community in Frisco, Texas. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July 2015.
More than anything Bob loved spending time with his family! Bob leaves behind a family who looks forward to seeing him once again in heaven: wife, Lydia; daughter, Krista, and son-in-law, Chris; son, Todd, and daughter-in-law, Gracie; son, Matt, and daughter-in-law, Pam and his pride and joy, eight grandchildren - Meagan, Zach, Connor, Cade, Cash, Chloe, Meredith and Elizabeth.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 6-8pm and a memorial service will take place the next day, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11am. Both will be at Lakeside Lutheran Church (1101 South Egret Bay Boulevard, League City, Texas 77573).
In lieu of flowers the family invites you to make a donation in memory of Bob to one of the following organizations: Lakeside Lutheran Church Choir (1101 South Egret Bay Boulevard, League City, Texas 77573), VITAS Hospice Healthcare (8585 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75247) or Colorado School of Mines Foundation Inc. (PO Box 912031, Denver, Colorado 80291-2031 or giving.mines.edu, click on "Give To Mines").