W. B. "Bo" Murray, 85, of Slater, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Cremation. Memorial services will be Monday, May 21, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Slater United Methodist Church. Rev. Jess Spurgin will officiate. Bethany Weiker, organist, will accompany Gordon Montgomery as he sings "Amazing Grace." She will accompany the congregation in singing "To God Be The Glory." Honorary pallbearers will be Beno Messer, James Smith, Mike Reyna, Michael Yowell, Glenn Miller II and Spencer Miller. Burial with graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials are suggested to Slater United Methodist Church or Fitzgibbon Hospital Cancer Center in care of Weiker funeral Home in Slater.
Born January 6, 1922, in Slater, he was the son of the late David L. Murray Sr. and Ida Rogers Murray. On May 23, 1942, in Marshall, he married Norma Jean Montgomery; she survives of the home. He was an active member of Slater United Methodist Church, where he had held numerous offices. He was active in the church's After School program with his woodworking projects. He had been active in Little League baseball and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was a POW. He was wounded in action on April 13, 1944, in Germany, and held captive for 13 months. He was a member of American Legion Post Number 78 and VFW Post Number 4367, both in Slater. He was also a member of the Only Way Fish & Golf Club and the Ex-POW-MIA organization. He was employed as an electrician for Piper Electric, and retired as an electrician from IBEW Local 124 in Kansas City.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David Scott Murray and wife, Jill, of Slater; two daughters, Jill Yowell and her husband, Ken, of Marshall, and Jan Miller and her husband, Glenn, of Marshall; seven grandchildren, Michael Yowell and his wife, Laura, Julie Yowell, Glenn Miller II and his wife, Edie, Spencer Miller, Megan Murray, Amber Pullen and Mariah Pullen.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, David L. "Chuck" Murray Jr. and Roger Murray; and a sister, Margaret Hagedorn.
Additional information provided per family recompense.