A memorial and committal ceremony for Mr. Marshall James Murray Sr. was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at U.S. Dayton National Cemetery.
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Born on Aug. 2, 1933, in Chester County, Marshall returned to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 3 p.m.
He was preceded in death (in order of their departure) by his mother, Eular Black-Murray and Stanley Sebron Murray; brothers James Leroy Murray and William McKinley Murray; sister Gertrude Murray; wife Doris Evelyn Murray; and son Larry Eugene Murray.
Marshall served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a Korean War veteran. He retired from Buckeye Steel Casting Company, which was located on Parsons Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, after 33 years of employment. He was a self-taught carpenter, auto mechanic, electrician, plumber and handyman. He loved jazz, blues, soul and gospel music. Later in life, he learned to use a computer and became proficient at it. He also loved his many dogs, which guarded his former home in Pataskala, Ohio.
Marshall was a member of the Masonic Arabic Temple No. 5, 1-8 in Columbus. He achieved the 33rd Degree, the highest level a member could obtain, and he also served as Grand Secretary and photographer. He was a member of the former Philippi Baptist Church.
Marshall leaves his beloved children, Marshall Jr. (Felicity) of San Diego and Alvin, Christopher, Michelle Cobbs, Mark (Cathy), Schlaine Hutchins and Michael, all of Columbus; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters Clyde Allen Murray of Chester and Luegenia Crawford of Charlotte; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Published in The News & Reporter on July 4, 2013