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Robert E. Murray Sr. passed peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in the company of his wife, his best friend and his pastor at the Hospice of Cumberland County after a short illness. He was 92.
Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lillian Murray; sons, Robert E. Murray Jr. and wife Rosemary and Michael Murray and wife Lori; and daughter, Caryn Murray. Robert is also survived by his five grandchildren, Kelly Farrell and husband Dan, Shawn Murray, Jessica Ryder, Kara Murray and Brittany Murray.
Robert was predeceased by his mother and father, Margaret and Raymond Murray; and sister, Dorthy Shaffer.
Robert was born in Ridgewood, NJ, and raised his family in Rockaway, NJ, before retiring to Crossville in 1994.
Robert was an honored member of the US Navy as a WWII veteran receiving several awards for his services.
He was also very active in his community, both in Rockaway as well as Crossville. While in Rockaway, he served with the Rockaway Borough Fire Department, including a period as chief. In Crossville, Robert was a member of the Exchange Club, the Tansi Lake Patrol, the Tansi Community Church and the Lake Tansi Senior Men's Golf Association.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 26, at Tansi Community Church, 2067 Cravens Dr., Crossville, TN 38572.
Published on August 24, 2017
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