Lawrence L. Murray

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lawrence "Larry" L. Murray was born in Montrose, Mo. the youngest of two sons born to Richard Eli and Zelma Fay (Sproull) Murray.

Larry was a lover of music and an incredible musician. He played the piano, guitar, banjo, ukelele and mandolin. For years he played weekly in Virginia Tyler's Ukelele Club, Beaver Town's Hootinanies and he attended as many Barber Shop Quartets and blue grass performances as possible.

Larry loved to tell stories to anyone who would take the time to listen. The stories may have been about the past, a new car of the future that he had just read about, a witty little joke or something that he just completely made up. But he always had a story to tell.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Zelma; father, Richard Eli; brother, Richard and grandson, Shane.

He is survived by three children: daughter, Lanita (Murray) Woodman and husband Jim of American Fork, Utah; son, Larry F. Murray and wife Sherry of Simi Valley, Calif. and son, Kirby Murray and wife Janis of Berryville, Ark.; six grandchildren: Derek, Shelly, Peter, Shannon, Shad and Lynette; 19 great-grandchildren: Blake, Luke, Jesse, Joshua, Corey, Tessa, Sharly, Jessica, Andrew, Amanda, Taylor, Emma, Tessa, Taya, Ryan, Amanda Lynn, Xander, Anistyn and Steven Jace; 17 great-great-grandchildren: Brianna, Jarred, Jesse Beau, Dominick, Josiah, Lily, Corynn, Kashlynn, Jazmin, Jace, JJ., Onika, Averi, Isla, Windsor, Lydia and Axton.

We will keep him alive forever in our hearts and memories.