Norman Murray

September 24, 1933 - July 4, 2020
Norman Murray


Norman Ray Murray 86, of Wilmington passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Norman was born in Hopewell, VA on September 24, 1933, the son of the late John Henry and Josephine Horne Murray. He wa a retired Electrical Contractor in the Heat & Air Field. He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Janet Cline Murray; brother Ernest Lee Murray and wife Chris of TX; daughter Stephaine Lynn Keller and husband Gary of VA; son Michael Murray and wife Kathy of VA; sister Linda Moore; five grandsons and one great-granddaughter; sister-in-law Norma Jean Fleming; nephews Eddie Williams and wife Beth and Ricky Williams and daughter Shelby; His aunt Edna Strickland; cousins Debra Smith; Carl Murray and Milton Murray.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with Rev.Steve Hall and Rev. Will Hoyle officiating. Burial will follow in Oleander Memorial Gardens.

The family will see friends Thursday 10 AM until service time.

The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church building fund at 300 Harper Avenue Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • July 06, 2020
    Lynne says:
    So sorry dad we didn’t get to spend a lot of time together in our lives but I know love was always there.

  • July 06, 2020
    Julie says:
    Always a bright smile while hard at work around the church. So sorry for your loss Janet

  • July 06, 2020
    Samantha Godwin Adams says:
    Uncle Ray, I will always remember those glasses you wore, I would asked you why did you always wear your glasses on your forehead and you said because I have eyes up their but you can't see them. We will deeply miss you and we love you Uncle Ray.

  • July 07, 2020
    Gail Jones says:
    For the last 20 years, you were a shining fixture in my life at St. Paul's UMC. You would walk in twice a week with your tool belt and your smile and ask "what needs to be done?" From filters to carpentry to painting to errands and all other types of building maintenance, you were always there - capable, willing and generous with your time and talent. Working closely with you brought me close to you and Janet, and you are always in my heart as a father figure. I have hardly ever met someone as kind, gentle, humble, and faithful. I will miss you always, dearest Ray. God will most certainly give you peace and a special place close to Jesus in heaven - for a good man and a faithful servant.

  • July 07, 2020
    Tony Dean says:
    Whether he was acknowledged or not Ray continually worked hard to maintain the church building as long as he was able. One of the best men Nancy and I ever met. So sorry for your loss Janet.