Donald Kent Murray

March 12, 1951 - September 9, 2021

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, OH 44890

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
3:00 PM
Secor Funeral Home
Willard, OH 44890

Donald Kent Murray, 70, Hillcrest Drive, Willard, went to his heavenly
home and his beloved wife on Wednesday, September 9, 2021 after a three
week battle with COVID pneumonia.

Donald was born on March 12, 1951 in New London to Winifred (Cook)
Murray Buderer and Donald Eugene Murray. He is a graduate of New London
High School. After graduation, Donald enlisted in the United States Army
and served in Germany as a SSG/E6. Donald retired from the Ohio National

When he returned home, he went into police work. Donald was a police
officer in Willard and was a reserve deputy with the Huron County
Sheriffs Office.

Donald and Jean served as police officers together for the Wakeman
Police Department and the Greenwich Police Department. He eventually
retired from RR Donnelley & Sons in Willard.

A lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, Donald was an
expert marksman. He was also a licensed pilot.
A very proud Scotsman, Donald was a member of the Murray Clan Society of
North America and visited Blair Castle in Scotland, the clan home.

Donalds legacy is left to his son, Daniel (Heather) Murray; three
grandchildren; sisters Cynthia Murray Wilson (Kenny) and Denise Sowards;
brother Timothy Murray (Eva); his sister-in-law Jane Ernsberger
(Edward); his brothers-in-law, Raymond (Dutch) Fitzwater (Laurie) and
Lee Fitzwater (Debra) and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jean whom he married on
St. Valentines Day in 1975; his parents and his in-laws, Raymond and
Irene Fitzwater.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 15 at the Secor
Funeral Home, 202 W. Maple St., Willard from 1 to 3 p.m. The funeral
service will be take place at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Shaull officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard with full military honors.

Donald asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Willard
Firefighters Association. They can be left at the funeral home or sent
to the Willard Fire Department, 425 Fort Ball Rd., Willard, Ohio 44890.


Jeff Schrader - Sep 15, 2021
Very sorry for your loss. He was a great guy.
Cyndi Shoup - Sep 14, 2021
So sorry to hear this. Prayers of comfort and strength to everyone.
Jo Hollingsworth - Sep 14, 2021
My condolences to Don’s family. I will miss his invaluable support at the Murray tent at the Ohio Scottish Games. Go brandish your sword at the heavenly March of the clans.
Sloop - Sep 11, 2021
Take care, ol' buddy.
Pam and Paul King - Sep 11, 2021
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. I enjoyed working with Don at RRD. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Vickie Hall - Sep 11, 2021
So sorry to hear this, prayers to you both at this difficult time
Marilyn & Russ - Sep 11, 2021
Dear Dan & Heather, May precious memories bring you strength & comfort. We are sharing in your sorrow and we are keeping you both in our hearts & our prayers. God be with you both.
Jeff and Marti Frye - Sep 10, 2021
My thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Clan Murray has lost a kinsman and he will be sorely missed. We'll drink a dram to his memory.
Alex Murray - Sep 10, 2021
An honest man here lies at rest, As e’er God with His image blest: The friend of man, the friend of truth; The friend of age, and guide of youth: Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d, Few heads with knowledge so inform’d: If there’s another world, he lives in bliss; If there is none, he made the best of this. "Epitaph on my Friend" Robert Burns
Peggy M Opatken - Sep 10, 2021
Rest in peace Donald. I was wonderful friends with Jean! Sympathy to Jane.
Newman & Darlene King - Sep 10, 2021
You are united with your wife Jean and other family now free of pain. May God Bless.