Richard Allen Murray, 74

Born: Wed., Nov. 4, 1942
Died: Mon., May 29, 2017


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jun. 03, 2017
Location: Sandy Level Baptist Church


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Mr. Richard Allen Murray, 74, of Bostic, died Monday, May 29, 2017 at Fair Haven Home, Forest City.
He was the son of the late Charlie and Ellen Smith Murray. Richard was a Master woodcarver, and though he referred to it as his "whittling", he was known throughout the nation and overseas for his art of woodcraft. He was a member of Sandy Level Baptist Church and worked in textiles.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Pope Murray; his 2 sons, Joey Murray and wife Betty Jo, of Anderson, SC, and Charlie Murray and wife Ester, of Bostic; his 3 sisters, Malena Tate and Elaine Hubbard of Bostic, and Freida Goforth of Rutherfordton; a brother, Norris "Spud" Murray of Bostic; he was a loving grandfather to 5 grandchildren, Charlie Murray, Jr., Brooke Priester, Dakota Murray, Jessica Hernandez, and Alan Hernandez; and Richard's loving cat, Fluff.
A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Sandy Level Baptist Church. The Rev. David Barton and Rev. Robert Hensley will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Sandy Level Baptist Church, 1047 Sandy Level Church Road, Bostic, NC 28018 or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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Frances Murray Benson
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017


Just remembering Richard as the fine young man I knew. Thinking of you and
remembering you in my prayers. May God comfort you.

Joey Murray
   Posted Wed May 31, 2017
I new this great man all my life. There's no words or enough time to tell or explain all the wonderful times and moments we shared together. He taught me the true ways of life, the way a man suppose to grow and mature into a man himself. From the first hunting trip, to our last fishing trip, we always had our common bond. From the first time he wore my tail out with a wild cherry limb , to the last time we told each other" I love Ya" , he will always be teaching me the true meaning of life. There's no words to explain what this man meant to me and my family. A loving husband, a father every child needs, and a grandfather kids adore. Thanks pop, for everything, I love ya...Carry on

Garry, Angie and Aaron Cuthbertson
   Posted Thu June 01, 2017
Richard will be greatly missed. Please know that we love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this difficult time and in the days to come.

Jim Giles
   Posted Fri June 02, 2017
Carolyn, Wed are so sorry to hear the news of Richards passing. So sorry we didn't get to visit earlier. But I understand what failing health does to us. I wish I had more of his carvings but at least I have a couple. Take care of yourself and we love you!

WESLEY MURRAY
   Posted Sat June 03, 2017
loved the times and fun we had together.He was one of a kind and I will always remember you in my heart.You will be missed by us all.May the lord be with us and in our hearts during this time.

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