Millard Elden Murray
Funeral services for Millard Elden Murray, 85, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Military graveside service will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Murray died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
He was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Lawrence, the son of Melvin and Eva Snapp Murray.
Mr. Murray served his country as a Boatsmate 1st Class in the United States Navy during World War II. He served on the Charles Lawrence, the Battleship Wyoming and the Landing Craft Infantry-691.
He worked as a carpenter until he retired in 1987. He was a member of the Landing Ship Medium Association No. 243, and was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church.
He married Leola Evelyn Bond on Feb. 20, 1946, in Eudora. She preceded him in death Oct. 18, 2009.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Floyd Murray; and one sister, Arletta Snodgrass.
Survivors include three daughters, Kathy Hamilton, Gas City, Jean Eberhart, Lawrence, and Jane Lamb, St. George; three sons, Mike Murray, Topeka, Dennis Murray, Lawrence, and Gary Murray, Baldwin City; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Opal Corel, Baldwin City; two sisters-in-law, Carol Belles, Lawrence, and Edna Holmes, Eudora; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or American Legion — Post No. 14, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com.