Rev. Herschel Eugene Murray, 89, of Hagerstown, went to be with his Heavenly Father on the Lord’s Day, Sunday, July 22, 2018, following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Hagerstown on July 15, 1929 to Marion and Hazel (Ulrich) Murray.
Herschel was a United Methodist Minister for 37 years, having pastored churches in Byron Center and Coopersville, MI and Upland, Gas City, Converse and Hamilton, IN. Upon his retirement in 1994 he returned to Hagerstown, where he remained active with Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. He was a former member of Hagerstown Lions Club and was an active volunteer with the Meals On Wheels program. He enjoyed all sports, particularly bowling, golf and basketball.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Betty (Williams) Murray; three children, Joyce Kierstead, David Murray (Connie) and Janelle Monin (Robert); four grandchildren, TR Knight (Angie), Chris Bradford, Joe Monin and Leslie Bullock (Paul); four great-grandchildren; a brother, William Murray; a sister, Linda Riley and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Miller.
Visitation will be from 10AM to 12PM on Saturday, July 28, at Hagerstown First United Methodist Church. Services will follow at 12 PM. Pastor John Huff will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hagerstown First United Methodist Church or to the donor’s favorite charity.
Culberson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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