Raymond E. Murray

Bethalto | Saturday, March 17 2012

Raymond E. Murray, 79, died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at his home. Born September 1, 1932 in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Charles and Hazel (Wells) Murray.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-1955. He was a member of the American Legion and Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. He retired from the Alton Mental Health Center after 32 years of service. On August 1, 1953 in Alton, he married Sharon Henderson. They shared 58 years of marriage. Along with his wife he is survived by three sons, Bruce Murray (Beth) of Brighton, David Murray of Alton, and Tom Murray (Dana) of Alton, six grandchildren, Brian Murray (Michelle), Tim Murray (Marissa), Katy Murray, Tyler Murray, Jessica Wieseman (Joe), and Reid Murray, and a step grandchild, Alyssa Norell, three great grandchildren, Brayden, Nicholas, and Nora Jo Murray. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a ½ brother, Charles Murray Jr.

Visitation will be from 4:-00-7:00 p.m. Monday, March 19, 2012 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton where funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Father Tom Liebler will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, masses, or Our Lady Queen of Peace.

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