Funeral services for Billy Collin "PawPaw" Murray, 69, of Palestine are scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Christ Community Church with Pastor Clint Bass officiating. Burial will follow at Land of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Mr. Murray went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
He was born June 17, 1948, in Corsicana, Texas to A.D. Murray and Willie Jo Perry Murray. He had lived in Palestine for 40 years and was retired from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Field Sergeant at the Coffield Unit. Mr. Murray loved the Lord and was a member and Elder of Christ Community Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and working in his yard. He also liked hunting, fishing, camping, and caring for his dogs. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Paysen Sperry.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Suzette Murray; daughters, Lisa Vickery, Lori Morrow, and Lynn Goolsby and husband Matt; brother, Randy Murray all of Palestine; sisters, Glenda Shields and husband Freddy of Bastrop and Brenda Fontenot of Rising Star; 8 grandchildren, Jenna Brumley, Brenna Sperry, Michael W. Vickery, Heather Morrow, Haylee Morrow, Corbin Wall, Caden Wall, and Traylon Goolsby; 4 great-grandchildren, Zaike and Lynnex Brumley, Miles Sperry and Trenton Goolsby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael W. Vickery, Traylon Goolsby, Joel Brumley III, Matthew Goolsby, James Bailey, Michael Lipscomb, Darius Shofner. Honorary pallbearers are Jeff Gaines, Shaun Montalvo, Kimo Perkins, and Cory Sperry.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on  July 10, 2017