Harold Gene Murray

March 6, 1942 - March 27, 2020

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Harold Gene Murray, 78, of Urbana was called home to the Lord to take him to a better place on Friday, March 27, 2020 in Vancrest of Urbana.

Harold was born March 6, 1942 in Johnson County, KY, the son of Richard and Fannie (Lyons) Murray.
Harold was employed for 37 years at Robbins & Myers, Inc. in Springfield retiring in 2003. In the late 80's, early 90's Harold and Betty made wood and leather crafts that could be found all over town.
In 1968 Harold married Betty Louise (Brunke) Murray and they had 51 wonderful years together. They had one son, Matthew Alan Murray who was stillborn. Harold's Mother and Father proceed him in death.
He is survived by his wife Betty (Brunke) Murray; his brother, Billy (Helen) Murray; sisters, Vonda Shrewsberry and Jo Ann (Richard) Young; sister-in-law, Carolyn Brunke Organ; nieces, Lisa McMullen, Diane (Carl) Gresse, Angela (Bobby) Maloney and Kim Buttermore; nephew, Richard (Whitney) Organ; great nieces, Shelby (Casey) Fannin, Maddy (Timothy) B-Jesus, Hanna Organ; great nephews, Ryan (Sara) Gresse, Kyle (Hannah) Gresse, Avery Buttermore, Alex Fielder, Arion (Laurie) Organ; step- great nephew, Aiden Sabo; great-great nieces Anna Simpson and Claire Organ; great-great nephews Noah Fannin and William Leopard; aunts, Ruth Wilxcoxon, Maxine Brunke and Janet Brunke; as well as good friends, John & Gretel Gresse and several cousins.

A special thanks to Dr. Pius Kurian, Ruth Ann Bailey for all her help and being a good friend as well as Hospice of Miami Valley and Vancrest staff.

Due to the restrictions of the Covid-19, we will be following the guidelines set by Governor DeWine's office. Private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME with Rev. Paul Keener officiating.

Live Stream will be available on the Vernon Funeral Home Facebook page at 2:00 p.m.

Burial will follow in Concord Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P. O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078 and National Kidney Foundation, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212-2804.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Dallas & Connie Tobias - Mar 31, 2020
Dear Betty & Family, We are thinking of you at this crossroad in your lives. Harold will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you all.
Kay Lyons - Mar 30, 2020
I am sorry to hear about Harold. Betty I know what you are going through but lean on the Lord and he will bring you through it. Harold is much better off in Heaven now with no more pain. I love you all and wish I could have been there. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Regina Tackett - Mar 30, 2020
Wish I could be there with you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I love all of you. When I would see Harold it was just like seeing my papaw Homer.
Debbie Johnson - Mar 30, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you but my heart is there. I will be praying for you all. He was a great man who will be missed.
Joyce Snider - Mar 30, 2020
Bill and Helen, we are so sorry to see your brother has passed away. My God give comfort to your hearts.
John& Mary Thoma - Mar 29, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Friends of Bill&Helen
Dana & Trudie Reed - Mar 28, 2020
Dear Murray family we are sorry to hear of your loss. With Sympathy and concern for all. Prayerfully, Dana & Trudie (cousin to Helen Murray)
Peggy Fannin - Mar 28, 2020
So sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. Sending prayers & much love to Betty & all of the family!

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