The Obit For Ray Murray

Raymond Lee Murray 
1917 - 2003

Published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on 4/10/2003

Raymond Lee Murray, 85, passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9, 2003.

Graveside service: 2 p.m. Friday in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Burial: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel.

He was born and raised in North Carolina. After high school, Ray played baseball in the minors and later played professional baseball. From 1940 to 1962, he played for the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics, New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians, where his team won the World Series in 1948. His baseball career was momentarily interrupted when he was called into World War II to serve in the Army Air Corps. In his early years of ball, he met his love, Jacque Doris Estill, and they married on July 29, 1943, and had two children, Ray Jr. and Jill. After he retired from baseball, he worked 16 years as a deputy sheriff for the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department before retiring.

Survivors: Son Ray Murray Jr. and wife, Brenda, and grandson, Steven; daughter and family Jill Luper and husband, Dan, and grandchildren, Jason and wife, April, Daniel and wife, Araceli, Kristin Young and husband, Bill, Kati, Sara and Jaclyn; great-grandchildren, Juliana, Cynthia, Cheyenne, Kaylee and Andrae; brother, Bill Murray; and sisters, Rebecca Viard and Mary Dannenfelser.