Michael Gordon Murray, age 70, passed away Monday, June 24th at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, Arizona of heart failure. He was born on July 8, 1948 in West Covina, California to James and Weymouth Murray. He was a graduate of Woodland High School and Lewis and Clark College. After proudly serving in the Marines as a Lieutenant, Mike married Jan Bigham on June 5, 1976 in Waco, Texas. Mike was a dedicated 30 year employee of Ben E. Keith Foods. Mike had the ability to make everyone instantly feel at ease and was always genuinely interested in what was happening in their lives. He never met a person that he didn’t like and considered everyone his friend.
Mike truly lived life to the fullest by spending time with his family, traveling, and communicating on a daily basis with his customers. He was an avid sports fan and loved the San Antonio Spurs. Mike’s final act of kindness to others was being a donor that benefited several wounded warriors.
Mike is survived by his wife, Jan Bigham Murray; daughter, Lindsey Murray; grandson, Collin Murray; a sister, Kristeen Wicklund; and many nieces and nephews.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Mike touched are invited to his Memorial Service in San Antonio at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 502 E. Nueva St. on Saturday, July 6th at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Waco, TX. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Heart Association. Mike loved color and requested that everyone wear bright colors to celebrate his life.