Murry Ray Jennings, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Funeral service will be held 10:30 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Celebration Family Church with Pastor Ricky Griffin of Trinity Fellowship Church officiating. Graveside service will be held at 4 pm in Blair Cemetery in Blair, Oklahoma. The family will receive friends from 5-7 pm on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to the Opportunity Center, PO Box 5032, Borger, Texas 79008.
Murry was born October 22, 1926 in Blair, Oklahoma to James Leon Jennings and Robbie Lucille Holiday Jennings. He proudly served in the United States Army. Murry married Laquita Joyce Jones or “Joycie Baby” as he affectionately called her, on August 2, 1947 in Vernon, Texas.
He worked as a foreman for Hutchinson County Precinct 1, he also served as the County Commissioner road foreman. Murry was a member of the North Texas Southwestern Oklahoma Fox and Wolf Association in Quanah, Texas, Hutchinson County Sheriff Posse of which he was the last charter member. He also helped build the Sheriff Posse Arena, the soccer fields, the concrete wall between the old hospital and the pharmacy, and helped landscape at the dome. Murry also served on the Board of Regents at Frank Phillips College and on the appraisal board.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce Jennings; son, Tim Jennings; great granddaughter, Dallie Dawn Jennings; great grandson, Brody Joe Jennings.
Survivors include his sons, Mike Jennings and wife, Deborah of Borger, Jerry Jennings and wife, LaDonna of Sayre, Oklahoma; daughter, Linda Skiles and husband, Ed of Fort Smith Arkansas; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Skiles, Jeremiah Skiles and wife, Cassie, Shannon Ingle and husband Bret, Nathaniel Jennings and wife LaRhonda, Matt Jennings, Dannielle Lewis and husband Carroll Jack, T.J. Jennings and wife Nikki, Micha French and husband Travis, Mark Jennings and wife Megan, Misty Williams and husband Tyrone; eighteen great grandchildren; special friend, Blanche Gipson; and a host of extended family.
So sorry for your families' loss,he was a great man. I will never forget my daddy telling me when he first met Murray over seventy years ago. Daddy always said he wanted to ride as good of horses and have as good of hounds as Murray had.
Alan ShieldsBoise City, OK
So sorry for your families loss. A great man. I will never forget my dad telling me about the first time he met Murray over 70 years ago. Daddy always wanted to have as good of horses and hounds as Murray had. Alan Shields
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
Opportunities, Inc.Borger, TX
Prayers for this family - sixty years of memories with Murry and his family !
Oletha ReedBorger, Tx, TX
Prayers this day to the families and the days to come. Thank you Heavenly Father for eternal life.
Danny & Janet CarlisleBorger, TX
All of you are in my prayers.
Jackie HefnerBorger, TX
Murry was a gentleman and friend. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Gail WarrenBorger, TX
Jimmy and Jane Moyer, TX
Mike So Sorry for your Loss!!! Keep the Memories Close to your Heart!! It really Helps during this time of Mourning!! Take Care!!
Ken VickHot Springs, AR
Our thoughts and Prayers to all. So sorry for your loss
Bob & Connie BeatyBorger, TX
My condolences to the family. May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15
Amber MickaMonroe, LA
I am sorry for your loss. Condolences to the family. Mr Jennings was, indeed, a Spring Creek Crawdad. He was vitally interested in the lives of the families of the Precinct. Thank you, Sir, for your service for the country and community.
Phil EddinsSugar Land, TX
Sorry for your loss. Loved to listen to Mr. Jennings stories, he was a very interesting man indeed. Thoughts and prayers for the family
John & Lida WhiteheadSkellytown, TX
My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family. My mom and dad, Foye and Violet Terry were friends with Murry and Joyce.
Linda Terry ClarkBlack Diamond, WA
So sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you and your family in this time of need.
Sandra HefnerStinnett, TX
So very sorry to hear of Murry's passing. What a sweet man, my grandfather Red Davis thought a lot of him. Hugs to all of you.
Our Love and Prayers for Murry's family.....Have alot of good memories of Joyce and Murry and kids.....and us Townsends at Spring Creek.....
Launa and Buddy PattonPampa, TX
Sorry for your loss prayer the comfort of Jesus will lift you up
Steve and Pat SearcyStinnett, TX
Mike and Linda...So very sorry for your loss but remember Murray had a long good life and leaves lots of memories for all your family.
Gary and Pauline Crittenden
Ga ry CrittendenBroken Arrow, OK
Thoughts and prayers for Murry's family, I remember him as a man of few words unless you wanted to talk about horses:)
Heather DarbonneBorger, TX