Robert E. Murray, 78, of Jacksonville passed away Friday April 28, 2017. He was born on April 24, 1939. He shared his birthday with his mother.
Robert had a printing career in both Fairbury, IL and Jacksonville, FL for over 50 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents Beulah and Silas Schmidtgall, Ernest Murray, son Michael Robert Murray, brother Bubby Murray, father-in-law Wayne Sanders, son-in-law Thomas Slagel
Survivors include his wife Brenda, daughters Denise (Randy) Hart, Tammy Slagel (Andy), Kelli (Billy) Hood, grandchildren Angie, Courtney, Luke, Leanne, Natasha, Ethan, Landon, Keira and Brennan, eight great grandchildren, sisters Emma (Ricky) Connors, Ruby Frailey, Sylvia (Don) Vore, Glenda (Delmar) Platz, Judy (Larry) Kelley, and Sharon Siegfriend. Many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Monday May 1st, 2017 at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church 2636 New Berlin Road. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM Monday to service time.
A memorial service will be held for Robert in Fairbury, Illinois at a later date.
Memorial Donations may be sent to Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Roberts name.
Arrangements are with Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory 4535 Main Street (904) 353-3649.