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Mr. James Obituary

December 20, 1947 — October 23, 2012

Mr. James "Jim" H. "Jake" Murray, age 64, of Oak Ridge passed away Tuesday October 23, 2012 at Methodist Medical Center.
He was born December 20, 1947 in Fairfield Glade, Alabama to James p. and Margaret Jean Gilmore Murray both now deceased. Mr. Murray was of the Baptist faith and was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War where he received the Vietnam Service Medal, 2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and was a rifle marksman. He loved to read and watch old war movies. He worked in security at Y-12 for 15 years, K-25 for 5 years, and at SAIC 14 years retiring in 2011.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Cheryl VanFleet. He is survived by his wife Wanda Murray of Oak Ridge, niece and nephews Mindy, Michael, and Matthew, and several friends. Funeral service will be held Friday October 26, 2012 8:00pm in the chapel of Martin Oak Ridge Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Ellis officiating. A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday October 27, 2012 2:00pm at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral service from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the funeral home.



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