Thursday, June 14, 2012

Otis Leroy Murry 1920-2006

Otis Leroy Murry, son of the late Cletus and Mertie (Mock) Murry, was born February 19, 1920 in Cherryville, Missouri where he grew up and attended Henry Eaton School.

On November 4, 1949, Otis was united in marriage to Pearl Agnus "Bunchie" Baldridge in Mtn. Home, Arkansas. They shared over 51 years of marriage together. Bunchie preceded him in death on July 16, 2001.

During his working years, Otis was employed on Fort Leonard Wood working with Bruce Debo fixing frames on houses before he began working on his own doing the carpentry work while remodeling homes. In his spare time, Otis enjoyed working with hands and spending time with his family and friends.

Otis passed away the evening of Saturday, March 4, 2006 in his home at the age of 86 years and 13 days.

Otis will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by one brother: Lawrence Murry of Waynesville; three sisters: Mable Bell and Nettie Halbert of Cherryville, MO and Rose Fern Parker of Dixon, MO; several other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, Otis was preceded in death by two brothers: Everett and Lewis Murry and four sisters: May, Larie, Pearl and Dolly.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 7, 2006 in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery with Rev. Danny Graves officiating. Serving as escorts were Sam Crawford, Christopher Etheridge, David Etheridge, Garry Fincher, Pat Fincher and Arron Kraton. Serving as honorary escort was Bill Inman. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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