Wayne Murray, 90

Louie Wayne Murray, 90, of Ballinger passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo. He was born May 4, 1917 in the Stacy Community of McCulloch County, Texas to William Oliver and Mary Orena (Newman) Murray. On October 28, 1943, he married Eva Mae Ashmore who preceded him in death in 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Murray had no children, but took special interest in their nieces and nephews. He served as Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Air Corp in WWII with overseas tour in England where he established long-term friendships. He began a career as a rural mail carrier in the Salt Gap community of McCulloch county prior to WWII, and continued it in the Ballinger are for many years after moving to Ballinger in 1957. Wayne and Eva Mae enjoyed traveling and attending the Airstream Travel Trailer rallies. He was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Ballinger, and a member of Sons of the American Revolution and Woodmen of the World. Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Raymond and Walter Murray, and by two sisters, Mary Wilma Hall and Minnie Gene Ramsey. He is survived by a brother, Norman Murray and wife, Mary, of Plainview; a sister-in-law, Thelma Murray of Melvin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ray and Nita Bryan of Ballinger, and numerous nieces and nephews. The Murray family thanks the staff of the Runnels County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for the love and care they provided for Wayne these past six years. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 19 at First Baptist Church Chapel in Ballinger. Bro. Bobby Broyles officiated. Burial followed in Garden of Memories in Ballinger. Services were under the direction of Lange Funeral Home.

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