In Memory of




Obituary for Billy Ray Murray

Billy Ray. Murray Sr., 73, of Oak Hill, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2023. He was born in Dairy Hale, WV, on April 27, 1950, to the late Rev. PJ. Murray and Nancy Caudell Murray. Billy was a member of Salem Road Freewill Baptist Church. He retired from the UMWA Construction Worker and Mobile Equipment Operator. He enjoyed time with his friends at McDonald’s, meeting people with a smile, and spending time on his tractor. In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by 11 siblings. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 43 years, Janice Murray; daughter Nancy Murray; son Billy “Chipper” Murray Jr.; three-step children, Paula, Angela (Albert), and Richard Lee (Debbie); grandchildren, Mary Beth, Erik (Jennifer), Rabon, T.J., Dustin (Lauren), Christian (Hannah), and Marissa, and great-grandchildren Raven, Jameson, Elsie, and Hudson. All will gratefully miss Billy, knowing he was a winner either way. Funeral services will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Oak Hill, with Pastor Bill Gillman officiating. A private burial will be held at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM before the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern West Virginia
High Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.