Donald Kent Murray, 70, Hillcrest Drive, Willard, went to his heavenly home and his beloved wife on Wednesday, September 9, 2021. Donald was born on March 12, 1951 in New London to Winifred (Cook) Murray Buderer and Donald Eugene Murray. He is a graduate of New London High School. After graduation, Donald enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany as a SSG/E6. Donald retired from the Ohio National Guard. When he returned home, he went into police work. Donald was a police officer in Willard and was a reserve deputy with the Huron County Sheriff's Office. Donald and Jean served as police officers together for the Wakeman Police Department and the Greenwich Police Department. He eventually retired from RR Donnelley & Sons in Willard. A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Donald was an expert marksman. He was also a licensed pilot. A very proud Scotsman, Donald was a member of the Murray Clan Society of North America and visited Blair Castle in Scotland, the clan home. Donald's legacy is left to his son, Daniel (Heather) Murray; three grandchildren; sisters Cynthia Murray Wilson (Kenny) and Denise Sowards; brother Timothy Murray (Eva); his sister-in-law Jane Ernsberger (Edward); his brothers-in-law, Raymond (Dutch) Fitzwater (Laurie) and Lee Fitzwater (Debra) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean whom he married on St. Valentine's Day in 1975; his parents and his inlaws, Raymond and Irene Fitzwater. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at the Secor Funeral Home, 202 W. Maple St., Willard from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral service will be take place at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard with full military honors. Donald asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Willard Firefighters Association. They can be left at the funeral home or sent to the Willard Fire Department, 425 Fort Ball Rd., Willard, Ohio 44890.
Published by Willard Times Junction on Sep. 16, 2021.