Rex Leroy Murray Sr., age 87 of Temple, passed from this life on Friday, January 29, 2021. Services are being held at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple at 2 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Rex was born on September 6, 1933 to Jim and Clarice Murray in Stafford, Kansas. He was married to Joan Floy Alger from 1953 to 1984. He married Jo Ann Mahan on May 28, 1985. He was a graduate of Temple High School and also attended Texas A & M. He owned Murray Trailers and Murray Distributing. Rex worked all his life in sales and ran 2 businesses. He enjoyed conversations with all people whether related to business, cows, or football-especially the Dallas Cowboys. He loved raising cows and going to the sale barns in the area. After retiring, he enjoyed going on trail rides. Riding horses through the Great Bend area, locally and other parts of Texas. He always looked forward to attending Murray family reunions. Rex loved watching rodeos whether live or televised. He also enjoyed watching old westerns. He enjoyed dove hunting and fishing trips with his sons. He was an excellent delegator of work and chores.
Rex was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack, Jerry, Bill, and Ed Murray; sisters, Dorothy Hansen and Charlotte Bolding; son, Lee Murray; and grandson, Kevin Murray.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Jo Ann Murray; sister, Kay Haberichter; son, Larry Murray and wife, Cindy; son, Dan Murray and wife, Melinda; son, Mark Murray and wife, Denise; daughter-in-law, Rene Murray; step-daughter, Vickie Poole and husband, Matthew; step-son, Ricky Smith and wife, Cheryl; grandchildren, Jason Murray, Bryant Murray, Kelli Biddle, Kristi Jarzynkowski and husband, Todd, Cody Murray, Cory Murray and wife, Angelica, Jacob Poole, Zachariah Poole, Chloe Poole, Allie Jo Poole, and Forrest Smith; and 9 great-grandchildren.
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