Jim Murray peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 18, 2021, after a 6 year struggle with Lewy Body Dementia. Jimmy, born July 10, 1947 a lifelong resident of Raleigh, was the son of J. Alvin & Kelly Leonard Murray, who predeceased him, as well as an infant son, Jimmy, Jr. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sherry Mitchell Murray; a son, David J. Murray (Martha), a daughter, Kori Murray Garrett (Jeff), both of the Raleigh area; five grandchildren, Emily, Trinity, Mitchell, Katie, Vivienne; a sister, Diane Murray Clark, a brother Douglas Murray (Sheila), as well as 4 nieces, 2 nephews and many cousins, most of whom live in the Wake County area. Jimmy was a member of Zebulon Baptist Church where he and wife, Sherry taught Sunday School to elementary and high school aged kids for a number of years. He was a devoted husband, loving father, dedicated grandfather and favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews whom he loved. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Cheering on his favorite team, NCSU was a huge source of entertainment, no matter which sport was in season. Jimmy was a gifted storyteller, had a talent for outdoor grilling & loved golfing with coworkers as well as his brother before his health declined. Jimmy was a 1965 Broughton High School graduate. After serving in the Air Force, including a tour of duty in Vietnam as an air traffic controller 1968-1971, he began a career with the telephone company. During his 39 years of employment, he formed many longtime friendships with his co-workers.
A celebration of his life will be held at 3 pm, Monday, November 22, 2012 at Zebulon Baptist Church, officiated by Jack Glasgow, Jr.
The family will receive friends and relatives in the church parlor prior to the service from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care, 220 New Fidelity Court, Garner, NC 27529 or Lewy Body Dementia Association, 9112 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, GA 30047 or lbda.org.
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