Raymond Lee Murray
1917 - 2003
Published in the Fort
Worth Star-Telegram on 4/10/2003
Murray, 85, passed on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 9,
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
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.