Emmette Sherman Murray Sr.(1930 - 2013)

Sherman Murray Sr.

Rock Hill

Mr. Emmette Sherman Murray, Sr, formerly of Cleveland, SC, passed away on October 6, 2013.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm in St. John's Sanctuary on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 with friends and family being received afterwards in the St. John's center.

Born September 2, 1930 in Premier, WV, he was the son of the late Jesse Leo & Ina Lou Williams Murray and was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gail McGuinn Murray.

He was a graduate of Slater Marietta High School and was a proud Tiger, having graduated Clemson College, class of 1954 before entering the Army and serving as a 1st Lieutenant. He worked as a coal broker and entrepreneur and was a faithful member of St. John's United Methodist Church and current Treasurer of the Clemson College Class of 1954 Alumni Association.

He is survived by his son, Sherman Murray, Jr. of Rock Hill, and step-children, Lynn Carswell Wade of Rock Hill, and Brown Carswell of Fort Walton Beach, FL. He was "Papa" to his grandchildren Liz Murray of Clemson and Martha Murray of Rock Hill, David Wade (Dani), and Megan Wade as well as 2 great-grandchildren; his brothers, Jesse L. Murray, Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Robert E. Murray of Greenville, SC and sisters, Mary Ann Tobin of Amelia Island, FL and Alma Lee Barnett of Greenville, SC and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Murray's name to St. John's United Methodist Church Youth and Childrens' Building Fund.

Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel is serving the Murray family and condolences may www.greenefuneralhome.net.

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Published in The Greenville News on Oct. 9, 2013