Funeral services for Millard Elden Murray, 85, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Military graveside honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Murray died March 3, 2011 at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.
Millard was born on October 20, 1925 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Melvin and Eva Snapp Murray.
Mr. Murray served his country as a Boatsmate 1st Class in the United States Navy during WWII. He served on the Charles Lawrence, the Battleship Wyoming, and the Landing Craft Infantry-691.
He worked as a carpenter until he retired in 1987.
Mr. Murray was a member of the Landing Ship Medium Association #243, and was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church.
He married Leola Evelyn Bond Murray on February 20, 1946 in Eudora, KS. She preceded him in death on October 18, 2009.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Hamilton, Gas City, KS, Jean Eberhart, Lawrence, KS, and Jane Lamb, St. George, KS; three sons, Mike Murray, Topeka, KS, Dennis Murray, Lawrence, KS, Gary Murray, Baldwin City, KS; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Opal Corel, Baldwin City, KS; two sisters-in-law, Carol Belles, Lawrence, KS, and Edna Holmes, Eudora, KS and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Floyd Murray; and one sister, Arletta Snodgrass.
The family will greet friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011 at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or American Legion – Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, and may be sent in care of the mortuary.