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Charles Lenn Murray, age 83 passed away peacefully in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines on February 19, 2018.
Lenn as he was affectionately known was born in Laverne, Oklahoma August 12, 1934 to Forrest and Evelyn Murray. He joined the United States Airforce at the age of 17 years old and was discharged 10 years later. Lenn was a talented mechanic but his real love came later in life when he was called to preach the gospel of Christ. He served the United Methodist Church as pastor in Temple, Shattuck, and Allen Oklahoma. His proudest moment came when he graduated from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1995. Lenn had a very exciting life living for a time in South Africa and the stories he could tell! His children often said he should write a book about his adventures and he always replied that no one would believe it!
After retiring from the ministry Lenn traveled to the Philippines and met and married Linda Melendez. He joined a beautiful family that took special loving care of him during his last years.
Left to honor his memory are his children: John Murray of Wichita Kansas; Rhonda (Richard) Wyckoff of Andrews Texas and Colita Murray of Enid Oklahoma. His grandchildren who he was very proud of: Rick Wyckoff of Yakima Washington; Josh (DeeDee) Wyckoff of Jacksonville Florida and Kristian (Zach) Jones of Enid Oklahoma. One great granddaughter Ella Wyckoff of Jacksonville Florida that he lovingly called his Miss America. His beautiful sister Wanda (Dick) Leach of Arkansas. Special nieces Lynette Bat-Abba and Yvette Jones and nephew Osborne McClintic. His uncles Leon Murray of Hereford, TX and Bill (Lil) Murray of Tuscon, Az and many cousins that will all miss him.
He was preceded in death by his parents Forrest and Evelyn Murray.
A memorial service was held by his Filipino family and his American family will also hold a memorial service Sunday April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Country Inn Suites, 710 Mill Run Road Enid, Oklahoma.
Published on March 5, 2018
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