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Robert Thomas "Bob" Murray
1928 ~ 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Robert Thomas “Bob” Murray, age 95, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Mr. Murray was born in Chicago, Illinios, a son to the late George and Edith Brandt Murray. Mr. Murray was a veteran of the Unites States Airforce, serving in Alaska and England during the Korean War. Mr. Murray was an Arospace/Physics Engineer working for NASA, JPL and retired from Georgia Tech. He spent his early adult life in San Diego, Ca where he met is wife, MarySu Schenck. While in California he enjoyed roller skating, taking his kids to the beach or out rockhounding in the desert. Georgia Tech came calling for his talent in 1975.
Bob had many interests during his life, while in California he became interested in cosmetology. Got his Cosmetology license and soon owned three beauty salons, much to the delight of MarySue since she could have her hair done free! After relocating to Georgia he developed a love for birds, particulary parrots having six at one time...MarySue was not too happy about the parrots. He was a Ham Radio Operator for 50 years, a Mason, Shriner and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sue Schenck Murray and his son, Russell Earl Murray.
Survivors include his daughter, Margie Sue Dodrill and her husband Larry of Jefferson; son, Steven Robert Murray of Jefferson; grandchildren, Jason (Gina) Gladys, Amanda Gladys, Melissa (Jeff) Loftis and Michael (Ami) Dodrill; great grandchildren, Damon Gladys, Chloe Gladys, Tabitha MacCubbin, Tommy MacCubbin, Audrey Loftis and Dua Dodrill also survive.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM in the Bethany United Methodist Church with Rev. Larissa Parker and Rev. Dale Giefing officiating. A private burial in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery will take place on a later date.