Claude Wayne Murray

October 29, 1943 - April 11, 2020
Claude Wayne Murray


Claude Wayne Murray, age 76 of Wilmington passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Wilmington, NC on October 29, 1943 to the late Swindell William Murray, Jr. and Mary Odom Murray.

Wayne was a member of Brookfield Church of God. He retired from Bell South after many years of service. He was an accomplished singer, musician, artist and carpenter.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jean Williams Murray and three brothers, William Franklin Murray, Harry Lee Murray and Larry Steven Murray. He is survived by two sons, Paul and Chris Murray and daughter, Mary Murray; along with many extended family members.

Due to the current health crisis, a memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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  • April 23, 2020
    Russell Odom says:
    I'm going to miss my Buddy! Mary, Paul and Chris: I;m here for you.

  • April 23, 2020
    Billy Ray Henderson says:
    Wayne was blessed with a beautiful voice and talents. He shall be missed. Sorry for your loss. Billy & Pat Henderson

  • April 24, 2020
    Ray and Linda Noble says:
    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Wayne's passing. He was a very special part of our family and there is a void in our heart. Please know if there is anything that we can do for you Mary, Paul and Chris just let us know

  • April 26, 2020
    Wallace Gray says:
    To Paul, Chris and Mary Helen our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Wallace and Shelby Gray

  • April 27, 2020
    Becky Hill says:
    So sorry for your loss...worked with.Wayne for many years ..he was always kind and a joy to know