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John W. Murray 74

John W. Murray 74

John W. Murray 74, of Flat Rock went to join his parents, John and Glenna Nash Murray of Hendersonville, NC, and his brothers, Roy, Gary, Harold and Ricky in their Heavenly home.
Surviving John is his wife Sarah McMinn Murray of 43 years, and his (4) children Angela Murray of Hendersonville NC, Mark Murray of Horse Shoe, NC, Tammy Pruitt of Travelers Rest, SC and Melissa Murray of Hendersonville, NC, and their spouses, a sister Geneva Buley of Hendersonville, NC, a brother Wayne Murray of Hendersonville, NC. John was blessed with 5 beautiful grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

John’s passion was music. He was a member of The Mountain Singers, a gospel music band, his brother Roy started many years ago with other family members. John sung and played the Dobro with the band. John loved his many family members and sponsored the Murray, Nash, Glenn and Bracket reunion for 15 years; He was also the North American Commissioner for Clan Murray and opened the Highland games at Grand Father Mountain for 20 years.John also loved helping children, and was a member of Saluda Masonic Lodge for many years.

John has plans in Heaven, they are to pursue his musical talents as a member of Heavens Band, and fish the Jordan River with his Master, rest by the Tree of Life and finish a genealogy chapter with family and friends from the beginning of time. John never met a stranger and had an uncanny way of making everyone feel at home.

We will celebrate John’s life here Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 2 PM at The Chapel in the Pines of Jackson Funeral Service. Pastor Scott Pace and Pastor James Maybin will deliver the message to family and friends “ Hold on tight to the Heavenly Father, follow his light, and let him lead and direct your life! John will be looking and waiting for you.
His earthly remains will be placed at Forest Lawn for Safe Keeping. The family will receive friends on Monday night from 6 pm to 8 pm in the chapel.
Adam Murray, Tracy Sherman, Roy Murray Jr, Jonathan Martin, Ethan Pace, Holden Pace, Jadon Pace and Jesse Murray will serve as pall bearers.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Shriners Hospital for Children, Greenville, SC at the following website: www.Shrinershospitals.org/Donate.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com or PO Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.