Official Obituary of

William Roland Murray

April 25, 1935 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

William Murray Obituary

Due to the inclement weather forecasted for today the service for William Roland Murray will take place at O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel beginning at 3 PM.

William “Bill” Roland Murray, 88, of Kipling, passed away, Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Universal Healthcare in Lillington, NC.    

Bill was born April 25, 1935 in Wake County, NC to the late William Raymond and Myrtle Rose Burnette Murray.  He was owner and operator of A-1 Forklift Service, LLC for over 30 years.  Bill was a gifted musician and shared a band with his sons, the “Moonlighters”.     

He was an animal lover, his beloved cats, Dewey, Little Mama, Stormy Sue, and Little Bit, will miss him dearly. 

Bill was preceded in death by his son, Van Stephen Murray; daughter, Theresa Sharon Murray, and step-daughter, Jenny Lynn Holmes.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Doris Evelyn Haire Murray; sons, William R. Murray, Jr. (Mary), Ronnie Murray (Lisa); step-son, Randy Edward Holmes (Cathy); grandchildren, Tenille Naumann (Tracy), Brad Edward Gregory (Jessica), Brent Elliott Gregory, Cameron Kelly (Chad), Amy Farquhar (Bryan), Teresa Revels (Brandon), Melissa Lynch (Donnie); great grandchildren, T.J. Naumann, Hayley Naumann, Kayla Naumann, Nathan Edward Gregory, Logan Ray Gregory, Bryleigh Lynch, Donnie Lynch, Jr., Blakely Lynch, Karley Revels, Carlos Revels, Stephen Farquhar, Ellie Farquhar, Catherine Kelly, and Meredith Kelly. 

A graveside service will be held 3 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Harnett Memorial Park in Lillington, with Rev. Justin Jamis and Rev. Melinda Ivey officiating.  The family will receive friends 1 pm – 2:45 pm prior to the service at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home, 1310 S. Main St., Lillington, NC 27546.

Memorials may be made to Kipling United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 88, Kipling, NC 27543. 

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February 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:45 PM
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home
1310 S. Main Street
Lillington, NC 27546

Graveside Service
February 28, 2024

3:00 PM
O Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546


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