Obituary for Levi Donald Murray Jr.
Levi Donald Murray Jr,66, died on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Perkins, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Strode Funeral Home Chapel in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Services will be officiated by Pastor Ralph Shelton. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on October 16, 1950 to Levi Donald Murray, Sr. and Barbara Lamar Dailey in Pawnee, Oklahoma.
He graduated from C. E. Donhart H.S. in Stillwater in 1969, and then studied pottery and jewelry-making at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. He married Barbara Percival in 1973 and together they had four children. They later divorced. He was self-employed, and gifted in his ability to make pottery and jewelry. He taught pottery making to the summer programs for Ioway Tribal Youth, as well as teaching at Stillwater Multi Graphics.
He was a member of the Ioway Tribe of Oklahoma, as well as an Ioway Tribe of Oklahoma wild-land fire fighter. He traveled all over the U.S., fighting wild fires and assisting in natural disaster recovery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Levi Donald Murray, Sr. and Barbara Lamar Dailey; his brother, Jimmy Peters; and his son, Levi Murray III.
He is survived by his three sons, Brian Murray of Raleigh NC, Jesse Murray and his wife Christina of Bartlesville, OK and their three children Jade, John and Samuel, and Joshua Murray and his wife Lori of Owasso, OK and their children Ashlyn, Isabella and Elias; his daughter, Allyson Hermann and her husband Kevin of Pittsburg, PA. He is also survived by his brother Franklin Murray and his wife Ruby of Perkins; and sisters, Donna Reichenbach and husband Joe of Florida, and sister Jennifer Kessel and her husband Mark of NJ.
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