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Jimmy D. Murray

Jimmy D. Murray, age 65, of Smithville, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at his home.

He was born January 25, 1956 in Ludlow, Oklahoma to J. W. Murray and Nellie Jewel Hendrix.

Jimmy was united in marriage to the love of his life, Tamilane Charlton. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and lifelong woodsman and logger. He was a member of the Octavia Baptist Church in Octavia, Oklahoma. Jimmy was a Godly family man and a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Tamilane Murray of the home; Anthony Gene Loving and wife Stephanie of Belleville, Illnois, Corbis Waylon Murray and wife Jennifer of Ludlow, Oklahoma, Christopher Robin Murray and wife Jacey of Longton, Kansas; daughters, Shelley Renee Swearingin and husband Brant of Steelville, Missouri, Lori Beth Roberts and husband Tim of Maud, Texas; grandchildren, John, Jessica, Emily, and Elizabeth Loving, Joshua Burnett and wife Carrie, Joseph and Logan Hight; Corbin, Jeremiah, Remington, and Lucas Murray; Adam, Addison, Andrew, and Alex Roberts and Aubrey Swearingin; brothers, Loyd Murray and wife Kerry of Octavia, Oklahoma; Timmy Murray and wife Beth of Atoka, Oklahoma; sisters, Glenda Branson and husband Jimmy Glen of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Meagan Murray of Melissa, Texas; numerous other family members and a host of friends too great to mention. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents, Lonnie and Ivy Murray; son, Jimmy Bryan Murray; brother, Glen Earl Murray.

Funeral service will be Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Octavia Baptist Church with Brother Ed Rogers and Brother Landon Murray officiating. Interment will follow in the Ludlow Cemetery in Ludlow, Oklahoma under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation is general at the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Anthony Loving, Corbis Murray, Christopher Murray, Timmy Murray, Loyd Murray and Landon Murray. Honorary pallbearers are Ray Pollard, Johnny Pollard, Dickie Haley, Tim Roberts and Freddy Hight and Jimmy’s grandsons, Adam, Corbin, Joseph, Josh, and John.

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