Joseph C. ìJobyî McMurray, 71, of Zirconia, went home to be with the Lord Monday, March 28, 2011, in his home with family and friends at his side. He was a lifelong resident of Henderson County and the son of the late TM and Nellie McMurray. He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joann McMurray; a sister Mary Ellen Hill; two brothers, Tom and Lee Roy McMurray; father-in-law, Walter L. McWhirter; brothers-in-law, Richard, Walt, Roger and Bob McWhirter, Ray Tavel, Herman Hill,; sister-in-law Tess McMurray.
He attended Mtn. View Baptist Church and was a deacon at a previous church. He was employed at Cranston PrintWorks for 35 years and logged throughout his life. He was a good Samaritan and was always eager to help anyone and everyone.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann McMurray; daughter, Sonya (Mark) Capps; son, Joe (Gayle) McMurray; grandchildren, Greg and Carl McMurray, Will and Cameron Capps, TJ Justice, and the only granddaughter, Shyann Capps; one great-grandson, Christian; sisters, Pauline Case, Brenda Tavel, Sheila McWhirter, and Betty (Bill) Hill; brothers, John McMurray, Ralph (Catherine) McMurray, Jack (Carolyn), Jim (Lavada), Bill (Pam), Ron (Lori), Russ (Peggy), Randy McWhirter; several nieces and nephews,; and mother-in-law, Pauline McWhirter.
A funeral will be at 1:00 Friday, April 1, 2011, in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, with the Revs. Sherrill Moore and James Maybin officiating. Pallbearers will be Frank Case, Mark Capps, TJ Justice, William Capps, Greg McMurray and Carl McMurray. A private entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends in the chapel from 6-8 pm Thursday.