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A funeral service for Joe C. Murley, 89-year-old Leonard resident, was scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Leonard Church of Christ. Bob Lewis officiated and Military Honors were presented at the Grove Hill Cemetery.
Family visitation and viewing were Sunday, Jan. 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral chapel at Leonard.
Joe was born Nov. 15, 1928, at Leonard. His parents were William Thomas and Mary Alma Blackshear Murley. He attended Leonard ISD and the Peacock Military Academy. He also had an associate degree from Grayson County College. He was a member of the Leonard Church of Christ, a Master Mason and member of the Masonic Lodge. He was retired from the United States Air Force, as well as from the United States Postal Service, with more than 50 years of government service.
He passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison.
He is survived by a son-in-law, Roger Tindall of Mountain View, Ark.; a sister, Audrey Profitt of Whitesboro; two grandchildren, David Scott and Celeste, and Adam Tindall and Sarah, all of Sherwood, Ark.; a great-grandson, Lucas Tindall of Sherwood, Ark., and a very special friend, Jody McMillan of Bonham. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and an adored cat, Stormie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thad Murley and Tommy Cole Murley; one sister, Hazel Leggett and a daughter, Luann Tindall.
An online registry may be signed at www.tjmfuneral.com.
Published on January 9, 2018
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