WARREN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Elijah “Chuck” Murray, 83 of Warren, Ohio, departed this life Friday, September 18, 2020 at his residence, following complications from an extended illness.
He was born January 29, 1937 in Warren, Ohio, the son of Ned and Mary Will Frazier Murray, Jr.
He attended Warren G. Harding High School.
Mr. Murray was employed with the Delphi Packard Electric Company for 25 years as an assembler, before retiring September 1999.
He was a member of Third Christian Church Disciples of Christ, where he was a deacon, trustee, sang in the choir and enjoyed music and cutting the grass.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a SP 3 from June 28, 1954 – January 27, 1957 during World War II, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
He married Barbara Ann Shannon Murray April 16, 1977.
Besides his wife of Warren, he leaves to mourn three sons, Thomas S. Howard, Sr. and Michael M. Howard, both of Warren and Allaray (Monique) Baker of Roxboro, North Carolina; five daughters, Mrs. Lynelle (Daniel) Ivy-Snipes, Ms. Veronica D. Howard, Mrs. Kendra M. (Robert) Byrd and Mrs. Kenya M. (Mayor Doug) Franklin, all of Warren and Mrs. Antoinette (Ronnie) Hardy of Durham, North Carolina; two brothers, Ned (Clara) Murray III and Flemon (Lillie) Murray, both of Warren; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Reggie Allen; three brothers, William Murray, Joseph Murray and John Murray; two sisters, Ms. Annie B. Miles and Ms. Rosa Hudson and one grandson, Thomas Howard, Jr.
Public calling hours will be held Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Third Christian Church Disciples of Christ, with a private funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. Masks are required and social distancing will be upheld.
Cards and condolences can be sent to 2266 Milton Street SE, Warren, OH 44484.
Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.
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