Howard Thomas McMurray, 81, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Friday, October 30, 2015 at Pardee Hospital following a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Howard was a son of the late Grady T. and Gertrude Howard McMurray. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Gail Carland. Howard was an Army veteran and worked with the United States Postal Service for many years as a letter carrier. He was a member and former deacon with Mud Creek Baptist Church. Howard was a loving husband and father.
Survivors include his loving wife of sixty-two years, Juanita McMurray; a son, Randy McMurray and his wife Rita; a brother, Bill McMurray and his wife Pam; two sisters, Janet Bolt and her husband Dickie, Elaine Merrell and her husband Bill, all of Hendersonville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Today, Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Mud Creek Baptist Church. Pastors Greg and Jared Mathis will officiate. Entombment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.