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Murray Ray Jennings
1926 - 2018

Murry Ray Jennings, 91, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Celebration Family Church with Pastor Ricky Griffin officiating. Graveside service was at Blair Cemetery in Blair, Okla.
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 Oct. 22, 1926 in Blair, Oklahoma to Robbie Lucille (Holiday) and James Leon Jennings. He proudly served in the United States Army. Murry married Laquita Joyce Jones or “Joycie Baby” as he affectionately called her, on Aug. 2, 1947 in Vernon, Texas.

He worked as a foreman for Hutchinson County Precinct 1 and 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, Okla.; daughter, Linda and husband, Ed Skiles of Fort Smith Ark; 10 grandchildren, Shawn Skiles, Jeremiah Skiles and wife Cassie, Shannon and husband Bret Ingle, Nathaniel Jennings and wife LaRhonda, Matt Jennings, Dannielle Lewis and husband Carroll Jack, T.J. Jennings and wife Nikki, Micha and husband Travis French, Mark Jennings and wife Megan, Misty and husband Tyrone Williams; eighteen great-grandchildren; special friend, Blanche Gipson; and a host of extended family.