Gary Don Murrell
Gary Murrell, age 47, passed away on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at his home in Cedar Park surrounded by his loving family and friends. Gary was born in Denton, Texas on April 1, 1965. Gary began his life in North Texas, but moved to Austin prior to beginning school and graduated from Lanier High School. Gary attended Cooke County College before joining the Air Force in 1988 where he also attended the Air Force Community College. Gary was proud to serve his country as an Air Crew, Medical Service Specialist, from 1988 through 1991, which included serving in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. Gary and Cindy Sundbeck were married in 1999, when he became not only a husband, but step-father, father-in-law and grandfather all at once, which became Gary's greatest pleasure. Gary and Cindy lived in Round Rock moving to Cedar Park in 2005. Gary worked for the Maintenance Division of the Texas Department of Transportation for 11 years before having to retire due to his illness. Gary and Cindy are members of Hill Country Bible Church in Cedar Park, where Gary was just beginning to enjoy the fellowship and opportunities to help others when he became ill. Gary loved to snow board, scuba dive, meeting people, sharing his extensive knowledge of history and trivia, and helping others. Gary was a big guy in stature who had an equally big heart with compassion for others. In recent years, Gary's favorite things were grilling and being a jungle gym for his loving, sweet, beautiful granddaughters who could get anything they wanted from their PawPaw. Gary is survived by his wife, Cynthia Lea (Sundbeck) Murrell of Cedar Park; his Step-son, Curtis Dickey and wife Sunne of Leander; grandchildren Cydney, Paige and Autumn Dickey; parents, Olin Landon Murrell and wife, Molly; Rita Agatha (Noggler) Coutorie and husband Larry; his brother, Dustin Lee Duff and wife, Lisa and their children Allie and Drew. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Hill Country Bible Church North, 3351 Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park, Texas, with a reception immediately following at the church. Honorary pall-bearers are Ryan Menefee, nephew; Jeff Menefee, nephew; Kyle Armstrong, great nephew; Greg Penrod, life friend; Jason Tanner, friend, and Doug Martin, friend. Please visit www.beckchapels.com for details on donations and on-line guest registry.