James Murray Jr

James K. “Jack” Murray Jr. passed away Feb. 15, 2019.

He was a proud member of two large families of coalminers: the Murray family of Pocahontas, Va., and the Kenyon family of Osage. Jack was born on June 3, 1935, in Elm Grove. His parents were James K. Murray and Edith Kenyon Murray.

Mr. Murray was the husband of Sandra High Murray. He was blessed with a wonderful wife. They were married   June 14, 1958 in Charleston,   and they visited Florida on their honeymoon and decided to stay in the Tampa Bay area.

He was the devoted father of Susan Murray, of Pinellas Park, Fla., James K. “Jack” Murray III (Mary), Michael S. Murray (Allison) and Scott Lee (Erika), all of Tampa; and  the proud grandfather of Sarah Ragsdale Shanklin (Billy) and Charlie Ragsdale,  of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ashton Murray, of New York, N.Y., Jack Murray IV, Kaitlin and Cody Murray of Tampa, Jennifer Murray Kent (Tommy), of Burke, Va.,  and Mike Murray Jr., of New Zealand. Mr. Murray was the delighted great-grandfather of Delilah Shanklin, Jackson Lee, Adeline Lee and Allison Kent.

Mr. Murray was a Christian and a long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Parish in Tampa. During his  long life, Mr. Murray had the joy of being in business with an outstandinggroup of  partners and colleagues. And he was blessed with a wonderful group of friends.

Following the Murray family tradition, there will be a private service for immediate family members only, led by the Rev. Charles “Chip” Connelly, and a later internment of the ashes at the Murray family cemetery in Charlottesville, Va.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave., Tampa, FL 33606, or to the Tampa General Hospital Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601.

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