Max Charles Murray Max Charles Murray, 81, died August 24, 2013, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. He was born July 29, 1932 in Hutchinson, the son of Clarence and Martha Arbuckle Murray. He graduated from Nickerson High School and The University of Kansas, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. Following college he entered the U.S. Air Force and graduated from Air Force pilot training, which launched a forty year flying career. In 1957 he married Carol Ann Stockham in Hutchinson. They have two sons, Dan and Jack. Max worked for Winchester Packing Company for thirty-two years, ending this career as a partner and President. He then spent ten years as a commercial pilot for Wells Aircraft and Dillons. He belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church, was an officer and director of a number of meatpacking associations, a member of the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce and the United Way. Max served many years on the Reno County Planning Board and Sub-division Committee and was a supporter and volunteer at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. He enjoyed playing bridge with friends. His primary hobby involved horses. His granddad gave him his first horse when he was three years old, and he spent his entire life riding, competing and enjoying horses. Max was an active member of the Sandhill Saddle Club, KWHA, AQHA and several team penning associations. Max is survived by his wife, Carol, sons, Jack, Dan and his wife, Margaret; three grandchildren, Megan, Alex and Ashley Murray; a sister and brother-in-law, Lou Ann and Hal Hansen; a sister-in-law and her husband, Beth and Duane Fager; a brother-in-law, Leo W. Stockham and many cherished nieces, nephews and friends. A private family interment will be in Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson, followed by a memorial service 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1602 N. Main, Hutchinson with Reverends Mike McGuire and Jim Rhaesa officiating. Friends may sign a register book available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the church or Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence or remembrance for Max s family. Max Charles Murray
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Aug. 27, 2013