Ralph D. Murray Sr.

Ralph D. Murray Sr.
Ralph D. Murray Sr.


Ralph D. Murray Sr., 88, of Seymour, formally of Columbus, passed away peacefully at 5:10 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving family at Schneck Medical Center.

Mr. Murray was born May 9, 1930 in Columbus, Indiana, the son of Elmer and Iva Shultz Murray. He married his sweetheart, Mary E. Rothrock on December 19, 1953 and she survives.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Steve Greene officiating.

Family and friends may call from 11:30 a.m. to time of service Saturday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery with military honors presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice of charity.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the Murray family at barkesweaverglick.com

In 1950, Ralph was drafted into the Army and served in the Korean War. He spent the next few years doing different jobs until he started working at the Golden Foundry in 1955 as an industrial electrician. He also served as President of the International Molders and Allied Workers Union #86. He retired in 1992 after almost 38 years of service. He was a charter member and served as deacon and financial advisor of The Lords Chapel, formally Country Squire Lakes Church. He attended The Point in Seymour.

In 1992 he decided it was truly time to retire, so he packed up his wife and dog and moved to Florida. After nine years he decided it was time to come home.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Mary; four children, Terri (Eddie) Anderson of Seymour, Peggy (Steve) Perkins of Columbus, Ralph Murray and Becky (Mark) Hardy of North Vernon;

grandchildren, Jenni Chasteen, Mary Swim Simmons, Kathe McIntosh, Malcom Swim, Joe Anderson, Kelly Lunsford, Rob Perkins, Jason Perkins, Jenny Waltz, Theresa Darst and Justin Perkins; brother Earl Murray of Bloomington. He was also blessed with 26 great-grandchildren; and 9 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two granddaughters, Theresa Darst and Mary Simmons

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