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Clayton Murr

September 5, 1927 — September 6, 2014

Clayton Murr

Clayton Douglas Murr was born on September 5, 1927 in Junction, Texas and he passed away on September 6, 2014 in Junction, Texas at the Hill Country Care Center where he was under the loving care of the entire staff. His parents were Roy Mayes and Georgena Hunger Murr. He grew up on the family ranch in Junction that was well known for breeding sheep he was raised in Murr Community with his siblings, J.W., Ralph, Lena, and JoAnn and a large extended family.

In 1945, Clayton graduated from Junction High School. He joined the Army and shipped to Italy where he learned to love spaghetti and wine. He was honorably discharged in July of 1947 and returned to Junction to ranch.

He married his wife of 63 years, Dorthy Carriger of Hext, Texas on December 1, 1950. He and Dorthy raised two daughters in Junction, Molly and Kay. Spending his life in Kimble County, he was an entrepreneur, rancher, and very communityminded. His entrepreneurship varied from ventures in construction, manufacturing, mechanics, pioneering new inventions in the cedar industry, and was always one of the major employers in Junction, Texas while marketing products to the world.

Clayton served on various boards in Kimble County and was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He worked with his friends offering his resources, talents, and equipment to improve various amenities. His favorite project was the golf course. Clayton was devoted to his Christian faith, his support of the community, and individuals in need. Clayton and Dorthy enjoyed spending time together traveling. Some of their favorite vacations included adventurous in snorkeling, flying their own plane, snow skiing, golfing, and fishing. They loved to share these interests with a host of friends. Because they were richly blessed with faithful friends, hosting their annual celebration at their Segovia home on Johnson Fork Creek around Claytons birthday was a favorite event. Over the years, they also took numerous trips to take their four granddaughters on ski trips so that all their grandchildren were also in love with skiing early on in life. After from retiring from manufacturing, Clayton returned to ranching and pursing happiness.

Clayton is preceded in death by his parents and siblings.

He is survived by his wife Dorthy Murr daughter, Molly Murr McMillan and husband Bill daughter, Kay Murr Boyles and husband Shannon four granddaughters and their husbands, Marcy and Luke Levien of Junction, TX, Brittany and Dwight Whitworth of Colorado Springs, CO, Shayna and Casey Gattis of Junction, TX, and Kassidy and Marty Eakin of Hobbs, NM and six greatgrandchildren Cole, Ragan, and Crue Levien, Libby Whitworth, Wyatt Eakin, and Cannin Clay Gattis.

Memorials can be made to Kimble Museum or Nurses of Kimble County.

ation will be Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:00 PM at Kimble Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 5:30 PM, Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Coke Stevenson Center, Junction, Texas with graveside services to follow at Junction Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. 325 4463076

Visitation Schedule

Kimble Funeral Home
1010 College Street
Junction, TX  76849
Monday, September 8, 2014
5 7 PM
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Service Schedule

Funeral Service
Coke Stevenson Memorial Center
Junction, TX  76849
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
5:30 PM

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Junction City Cemetery
Junction, TX  76849
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