Jesse  Murray Jr.


Jesse Murray Jr. passed away peacefully in his home in Edmond, Okla. on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018.
Jesse was born in Cushing, Okla. on Oct. 8, 1925 to Jesse Murray and Myrtle Alice (Phillips) Murray.
Jesse started his career with SW Bell in July 1950 as a frameman and retired in 1984 as an outside plant engineer after 34 years of service.
In 1946 he met his future wife Beverly Emig on a blind date at Katz Drug Store and married her two years later on Jan. 31, 1948. They stayed in love and happily married for 70 years. During that marriage Jesse and Beverly had five children, Linda, Shirley, Steve, Carol and Larry.
Jesse began building his and Beverly's dream house in Edmond starting in 1961 building it piece by piece for five years and finally finished in the summer of 1966. Since Jesse enjoyed hunting and fishing his building habits continued and he began the "lake house" project on the newly formed Lake Eufaula in Eastern Oklahoma. He finished that in 1971. Many summer days he spent with Beverly at the lake house which is still in the family. Jesse was also an avid OU Football and OKC Thunder Fan watching every game.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents Jesse and Myrtle; one brother Lewis Murray of Albany, Ore.; and one child Shirley Murray of the home.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Beverly; brother, John Murray of Scio Ore.; four children, Linda Muller and husband Brian of Newport Ritchie Fla., Steve Murray and wife Debbie of Edmond, Okla., Carol Husmann and husband Ron of Guthrie, Okla., Larry Murray and wife Cheryl of Guthrie, Okla.; six grandchildren, Cody Murray of Edmond, Okla., Kym Ballenger of Edmond, Okla., Rochele Sinder of Oklahoma City, Okla., Jennifer Glaze of Celina Texas, Amanda Shipley of Guthrie, Okla. and Kortnie Van Wechel of Guthrie, Okla. He also had 11 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at Matthews Funeral Home, 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK. Public viewing will be 12-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Matthews.
Published on August 28, 2018
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