Ray Murray, 78, of Piggott, Arkansas, passed away March 22, 2020, at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was born on November 26, 1941, in Paragould, Arkansas, and was the son of Clarence “Red” and Pearl (Hyde) Murray.

Ray was united in marriage to Dorothy Poe and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2009. He then was united in marriage to Mona Latimer, who survives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence “Red” William Murray; mother, Pearl Esta Murray; grandson, Brett Lee Grage; brothers, Raymond Murray, Gaylon Murray, and Bud Murray; and sisters, Geraldine Wright and Wilma Hooks.

Ray was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Piggott, Arkansas. He loved to camp and mow his yard. He was a cowboy who enjoyed working outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Mona Murray of Piggott, Arkansas; sons, Kevin Murray and wife Laura of Piggott, Arkansas, Bryan Murray of Paragould, Arkansas, Tommy Murray and Kathleen Morton of Paragould, Arkansas, Tony Murray Grage and wife Vicky of Paragould, Arkansas, daughters, Katie Lipsey and husband Travis of Piggott, Arkansas, and Lora Wallace and husband Trevor of Piggott, Arkansas; son, Russ Latimer and wife Whitney of Piggott, Arkansas; grandchildren, Tanner Murray and fiancé Meghan Bridwell of St. Louis, Missouri, Logan Murray and wife Rachel of Rector, Arkansas, Ethan Murray of Piggott, Arkansas, Lane Murray of Piggott, Arkansas, Ella Murray of Paragould, Arkansas, Molly Carter and husband Trey of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mindy Murray of Paragould, Arkansas, Millie Murray of Paragould, Arkansas, Colton Boone of Paragould, Arkansas, Brooke Andrews of O’Fallon, Illinois, Hannah Andrews of St. Louis, Missouri, Jake Andrews of Ellisnore, Missouri, Will Lipsey, Ben Latimer, Jett Latimer, Ruby Latimer, Zane Wallace, Zeb Wallace, and Zack Wallace all of Piggott, Arkansas; brothers, Charles Murray and wife Linda of Paragould, Arkansas, Clarence Murray and wife Sandy; sister, Faye Hill of Lowell, Arkansas; and many other relatives and friends.

The family will hold a graveside service Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Pine Knot Cemetery in Paragould, Arkansas, with Bro. Kevin Murray officiating. Hoggard & Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Arkansas, is in charge of the arrangements.

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