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Col. Perry Lenwood Murray, SCANG, (Ret.)

Col. Perry Lenwood Murray, SCANG, (Ret.)
  • July 1, 1934 - August 14, 2017
  • Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
    501 St. Jude Place
    Memphis, TN 38105

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“Wow! I just found out about the passing of Judge Murray. I worked with him for many years at Moncks Corner Magistrate Court. Many memories. My...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jackie Williamson - Jamestown, SC

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Vern LeMacks - charleston, SC

“We are so very sorry for your loss. We all loved him dearly, but our mother, his Aunt Bea, adored him. We know Aunt Lucille welcomed him with open...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dixie Weeks Mizell Maxine Weeks Chinners - SC

“I am so sorry for loss ! My thoughts and prayers will be with the entire family. R.I.P Perry ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Tammy Almeida - Summerville, SC

“It saddens me to hear of Judge Murray's passing. I worked for and with him at Berkeley county Magistrate Court until he retired. Once he retired I...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Patti Mizell Lewis - SC

“I worked with Judge Murray in Berkeley County. He was such a great person. I remember the time when I was asked to perform a wedding and I went to...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Connie Mills - Moncks Corner, SC

“You all are in our thoughts and prayers. There will never be another one just like him. Love you all. Lori ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Lori Simmons - Cleveland, MS

“Dear Lenwood's Family and Friends,It was indeed my Honor and Privledge to know Lenwood starting in 1974 when He was Warehouse Manager at Wetterau...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Charles Schuster - Hanahan, SC

“Cheetah and family,I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers this weekend and in the days to come.Your friend always, Paula...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Paula Steinmeyer - Charleston, SC

“I came to know Perry when I worked at Skylyn Retirement center. He was an amazing man. He always shared his life with me. He talked about his kids...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Teena Ross - Boiling Springs, SC


Col. Perry Lenwood Murray, SCANG, (Ret.), 83, of Charleston, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Monday, August 14, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Live Oak Memorial Gardens with Full Military Honors. The family will receive friends Friday in Stuhr's West Ashley Chapel from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Perry was born July 1, 1934 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Arthur Murray and Lucille Walters Murray. He was a graduate of Murray High School, and Palmetto Military Academy. He was a descendant of Arnold Murray the last surviving Confederate Soldier of South Carolina. He formerly worked for Thomas and Howard Company, Standard Warehouse Company. He retired from the South Carolina National Guard, with the rank of Colonel. He also was a former Commander of the Washington Light Infantry, former Berkeley County Judge and he believed in the Good Lord.

He is survived by his two sons, Perry L Murray, Jr. of Lyman, SC, Bruce Murray (Sherleen) of Birmingham, AL; two daughters, Donna Early Jackson of Moore, SC, Cheryl Murray of Newport, NC; former wife, Janette Murray of Lyman, SC; three grandchildren, Zach Hough of Birmingham, AL, Eric Early of Lyman, SC, Chelcy Dunn (Justin) of Lyman, SC, Pate Murray of Birmingham, AL; two great-grandchildren, Neylyn Dunn, Layklen Dunn of Lyman, SC; special friends, Brittany Cobb, Caitlynn Holley; sister, Mary Sue Hicks of Ladson, SC, and brother, Danny Murray of Charleston, SC.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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