Earl Wayne Murray, 88, a resident of Covered Bridge Health Campus in Seymour, IN, formerly of rural Crothersville, IN passed away at 5:45 AM on Monday, April 7, 2014.
Born April 24, 1925 in Wells County, IN, he was the son of Clell and Nellie (Harris) Murray.
Earl was a graduate of Chester Center High School and a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. On June 26, 1970, in Madison, IN, he married Ruth (Windburn) Murray who survives at Covered Bridge Health Campus.
On February 9, 1945 Earl entered the United States Army serving during WW II in Japan.
Earl was a construction contractor from 1963-1970 and owned Crothersville Supply from 1964-2010. Earl then started a small insulation company in 1963 for his own use and then opened it to the public as Regal Industries Inc., which has grown regionally throughout the years.
Earl’s love for God was evident in all aspects of his life. He was truly blessed in his life and blessed others by building churches and spreading the gospel. He was a faithful servant of God and he knew that was his purpose in life.
Other survivors include, a daughter, Sue Henry of Crothersville, IN, 3 step children, Peggy Davidson of Seymour, IN, Robert (Sue) Spicer of Crothersville, IN, Alice Brock of Crothersville, IN, 2 brothers, Bob (Liz) Murray and Donnie (Pat) Murray both of Hartford City, IN, 2 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, a brother-in-law, Paul Bryan of Berne, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Timothy Lee Murray, 2 sisters, Chrystal Miller, Helen Bryan, 1 Brother, Ned Murray, son-in-law, Donnie Henry, and step son-in-law, Doug Davidson.
Pastor Bill Requardt & Doug Brougher will conduct funeral services at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN. Visitation is on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 2:00PM until 6:30 PM.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Alliance Great Commission Fund c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 East Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47729.