Bobby Joe Murray
Dec. 21, 1941
Oct. 9, 2019
Bobby Joe Murray, age 77, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. He was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Waxahachie, Texas, to Roy E. Murray and Jenny Gertrude (Earls) Murray.
Bobby attended school in Waxahachie, Texas. He joined the U.S. Army in 1959 and was a sergeant in the 101st Airborne Division. He received his pilot license and loved flying every chance he had. He retired from C&W Construction of Mesquite, Texas. He was a member of Water Street Baptist Church. He loved his family very much. He enjoyed spending time with all of his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bobby enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys, win or lose. Bobby was a hero to all of his family and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Survivors are his loving and adoring wife, Betty Jean Murray of 56 years; daughters Cindy Douthit and Terry Douthit of Waxahachie, Robbin Butler and husband Paul Butler of Midlothian, Michelle Mejorado and husband Ruben Mejorado of Waxahachie; grandchildren Mandi and Billy Allen of Milford, Jennifer and Chris Harrell of Waxahachie, Teri and Russ Whitson of Waxahachie, Jonathon and Elessa Weber of Grand Prairie, Johnna and Bryan Wimpee of Midlothian, Kristin and Morgan Mears of Waxahachie, Tiffany and Aaron Westmoreland of Waxahachie, Rebecca and Andy Johnson of Waxahachie, Ruben Mejorado Jr. of Waxahachie, Aaron Mejorado of Waxahachie, Shawn Vernon of Dallas, Randy and Andrea Vernon of Waxahachie; great-grandchildren Max McCullough, Ian McGuire, Shiner Westmoreland, Abby Willms, Pyper Whitson, Prescott Westmoreland, Alex Harrell, Caysen Johnson, Brynnlee Wimpee and Jenson Weber; and mother-in-law Lorene Farmer, who will be 103 years old in November.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Edward Murray; mother Jenny Gertrude Murray; sisters Betty Clayton and Rosa Lee Ray; brother Roy Murray Jr.; and daughter Theresa Lorene Kirkland.
Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Mountain Peak Cemetery with Brother James Southard officiating. Visitation with the family is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie, Texas. www.waynebozefuneralhome.com