Enid News and Eagle
Funeral service for Walter “Bud” Murray will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Lanman Chapel with Chaplain Jennifer Griffith and Pastor Chris Griffith officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. (www.lanmanmemorials.com)
Bud was born Dec. 29, 1933, in Drummond, Okla., to Lee Murray and Jesse Myrean Campbell Murray and passed from this life on Monday, July 8, 2013, at Cherokee Manor.
He enlisted in the Army when he was 15, sending money home to help support his family. Bud served in Korea during the Korean War.
After he was discharged from regular Army, he was kept as a reservist and was subject to recall. Bud was a member, and at one time president of the Underage Veterans.
After Bud’s military service, he worked in construction. For 23 years Bud lived and was employed at Great Salt Plains State Park (Nescatunga). Bud retired from the State Department of Recreation.
He married June Mills Brown in 1991, at Wildwood Chapel at Great Salt Plains.
Bud served on the Nescatunga Fire Department for many years as a volunteer firefighter and was named “Outstanding Volunteer.”
Bud was an avid hunter and fisherman, winning the Cy Curtis Award because of the size of the rack of the deer. He instilled a love of hunting and fishing in his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, June of Cherokee; four children, Lee Murray, Susan McCool and fiancé Roy Kendrick, Brenda Waltz and husband Bob, and Bobbie Atterberry and husband Harvey; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Sonny Murray; and two sisters, Judy Gaskill and Marlene Chance.
Those who preceded Bud in death include his parents, Myrean Loudenslager and Lee Murray; two brothers, Jerry Murray and Jim Murray; grandson, Robert; and stepson, Rick Brown.
Memorials may be given to Nescatunga Rural Fire Department or Disabled American Veterans through the funeral home.
(Submitted by family)