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

  • July 07, 2020
    Archie Bright says:
    Ray was a tremendous supporter of St Paul’s UMC, the head usher and always met you at the front door on Sunday mornings with a big smile and welcomed you. He worked tirelessly at the Church doing whatever needed to be done, when he was able. He was a great friend. Janet, so sorry for loss.

  • July 07, 2020
    Simone says:
    I am a nurse at Autumn Care and have taken care of Mr. Murray several times over the last few years when he needed care.He was an exceptional person, and one of the kindest person I ever met. He never complained (even we he had a reason to), and always kept his faith.His wife Janet was such a great support for him. I loved them both.He will be missed

  • July 08, 2020
    Ricky Meeks lit a candle:
    Lit since July 8, 2020 at 7:45:57 AM

  • July 08, 2020
    Hope combs says:
    Ray will be missed. His smile lit up a room. My condolences to Janet.