April 6, 1946 - September 24, 2017
Walter Alfred Murray, age 71, of Bristol, VA passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Navy having been stationed on the USS Bennington during the Vietnam War. Walter was an honest and hardworking man with high ethics and moral standards. He loved his wife and family and would do anything for them. He loved old cars, NASCAR and gardening. He worked at Campbell Ford, Flavo-rich, General Car and Truck Leasing and Dairymen. He finally retired from MHC Kenworth. He was a member of East Bristol Church of Christ. His love of God always came first. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos Beecher Murray and Goldie Clark Murray and his brother, James Murray. He is survived by his wife, Billie Murray; daughters, Jennifer Hyland and husband, Jim, Marisa Hall and husband, James of Knoxville, TN, Rebecca Jones and husband, Dell; son, Aaron Murray and special friend Amy Walker; sister, Eula Faye Murray; brothers, Rufus Murray and wife, Betty, J. W. Murray and wife, Mary Pat; grandchildren, David Armstrong and wife, Erica, Jacob Hyland, Andrew Hall, Ryan Hall and wife, Ceria, Emory Jones; great-grandchildren, Ezra Armstrong, Eli Walter Armstrong. The funeral will be conducted at 11:00 am Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Akard Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Floyd Bailey officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Colby Padgett, Aaron Murray, David Armstrong, Andrew Hall, Ryan Hall and Jennifer Hyland. The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Monday, September 25, 2017 at Akard Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at akardfuneralhome.com Akard Funeral Home, 1912 West State St., Bristol, TN (423) 989-4800 is serving the Murray family.
Walter Alfred Murray, age 71, of Bristol, VA passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Navy having been stationed on the USS Bennington during the Vietnam War. Walter was an honest and hardworking... View Obituary & Service Information
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