Michael McMURRAY


News Death Notice

McMURRAY, Michael 68, a longtime Lebanon resident, died at his home surrounded by loved ones Saturday, December 21, 2013 after a courageous battle against cancer. Born in Middletown on March 10, 1945 to Tom & Marcella McMurray, he was a graduate of Middletown High School, served in the U.S. Marine Corps and then attended Miami University to study speech education. Mike spent 40+ years in radio & TV broadcasting as talk show host, disc jockey, sports announcer, program director, general manager and ultimately as the owner of WMMA FM radio station. He hosted "The City Show", a weekly one hour local current events show on Lebanon Channel Six cable for 13 years beginning in 1998, and served as M.C. for numerous charitable events around Warren County for many years including the Lebanon Carriage Parade, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet, Countryside YMCA Golf Outing and Gala just to name a few. Mike received the Best in Broadcasting Cincinnati's Choice Award in 1993 and was named Lebanon's Citizen of the Year in 2006. A past teacher of communications at Miami, UD and NKU, Mike enjoyed public speaking and presented customer service seminars for businesses, government agencies and school systems. He also served as Public Relations Specialist for Lebanon City Schools, President of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, owned & operated McMurray Frames & Gifts in downtown Lebanon with his wife Marilyn for 12 years, and enjoyed golf and travel. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Marilyn (Nichols) McMurray, two daughters & sons-in-law, Sara & Rorie Oates of Lebanon and Amy & Misan Olomajeye of West Chester, three grandchildren, Emma and Aidan Oates and Lilia Olomajeye, sister, Debbie Earp (Kent) of Durham, NC, brother, Tom McMurray of Naples, FL, step-mother, Jackie McMurray of Middletown, step-brother, Rick Bolton (Denise), and step-sisters, Cindy Bolton and Sandy Dixon (Ed). Visitation Thursday, December 26th, 5:30-7:30 PM, and service Friday, December 27th, 12:30 PM, all at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Lebanon. Arrangements by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon, with online condolences available at www.hoskinsfh.com. Memorial donations are requested in lieu of flowers to either Lebanon Food Pantry, 190 New St., Lebanon, OH 45036 or Middletown Community Foundation (memo line: 1963 Middies), 300 N. Main St., Middletown, OH 45042.

Funeral Home

Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home - Lebanon
329 East Mulberry Street  Lebanon, OH 45036
(513) 932-7070

Published in Journal-News from Dec. 24 to Dec. 29, 2013