Charley Murray of Ponca City passed away Friday evening at his home. He was 61 years of age. He was born on May 29, 1957 to Kerwin and Henrietta Wilson Murray JR in St. Louis, Mo.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 in the Iowa Tribal Cemetery in Perkins, Okla. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grace Memorial Chapel of Ponca City.
Charley was orphaned at a young age, so he grew up in the American Legion Children’s Home. Charley graduated from Po High in 1976 and then served a tour of duty with the United States Marine Corp. Charley has lived in several states and while in California he played semi-pro football and while he was living up north he enjoyed ice fishing.
Charley is survived by two sons, Edward Murray, of Peoria, Ill., and Jerrod Murray, of Aurora, Colo.; one granddaughter, Charley Rose Gray; brothers Bill Murray, Kirby Murray, Leo Murray, and Tulane Murray; sisters Penny O’Neal and Ester Murray. Also surviving are his adoptive parents, Garland and Lucy Kent of Ponca City; sister Jayne Kent, of Ponca City; brothers Junior Kent, of Ponca City, Tyler Kent, of Houston, Texas and Tom Kent, of Ponca City; numerous nieces and nephews and extended family, Pam Dirkes – Williams and Cindy Deal.
Charley was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers Dan, Howard, Larry and Louis and one sister, Angie.
Online condolences may be done at www.gracememorialchapel.net