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David D. Murray

January 21, 1928 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 91)
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David D. Murray, 91, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the Chapel Grove Inn, in Heath.  He was born January 21, 1928, in New Lexington, the son of Robert Murray and Esther (Bowers) Murray and was catholic by faith.

David was a graduate of New Lexington High School where he played on the football team. He went on to serve his country as a United States Army Veteran during World War II. He was a Mail Carrier for the United States Post Office retiring following over 32 years of service, and served as a volunteer firefighter and an EMT. He was the former owner of Murray’s Dairy Freeze, a member of Elks Lodge; an avid golfer, Cleveland Browns Fan and an Ohio State Buckeyes Fan.

David is survived by his children: Kathy (Steve) Huffman, Christine Taylor, Dave (Penny) Murray, all of New Lexington and Luann Humphrey of Shawnee; eleven grandchildren: Adam Huffman, Kaitlyn Huffman, John Jered (Taleah) Taylor, Jonathon Murray, Rachel Murray, Sarah Murray, Coleman Murray, Kelly (Matt) Baker, Riley (Steffie) Humphrey and Stormy (Chris) Hamacher; five great grandchildren;  step-children: Vicky (Jeff) Christiansen of Heath, Jacqueline (Rich) Cady of Buckeye Lake, Sandy (John) Hernandez of Texas and Rob (Bonnie) Miller of Heath; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law: Mary Lou Murray.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years: Emma Lou Murray; grandson: Jordan Taylor;  son-in-law: Tom Humphrey; sister: Martha Murray Chute; and  brothers: Eugene, William and Richard Murray.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Roberts Winegardner Funeral Home, 304 Mill Street, New Lexington, where the Elks Lodge will conduct services at 7:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM, Monday, July 8, 2019, at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Newlon officiating.

Burial will follow in New Lexington Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Rose Catholic Church, 309 North Main Street, New Lexington, OH 43764 or Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, OH 43055.

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Donations may be made to:

Saint Rose Catholic Church
309 North Main Street, New Lexington OH 43764
Tel: 1-740-342-1348

Hospice of Central Ohio
2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark OH 43055

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