Obituary for Lowell Lewis Murray
Lowell L. Murray, age 75, husband of Peggy Baird Murray, died Wednesday June 14, 2017 at his home. Lowell was retired from the City of Berea where he had recently retired as Chief Electrical Inspector for the Codes Office, and he was also a retired Fire Chief 1968-72, having also worked for the Berea College Fire Department, and was Director of the Civil Defense for Berea in 1972. He was a member of the National Association of Fire Chief and Electrical Inspectors, had been a teacher at the Kentucky Technical School in Garrard County, was the owner of Murray’s Electric and worked in TV and Radio repair. He was a member of the Berea Church of Christ, a Mason, and a Berea College graduate class of 1964. Lowell was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Florence Lewis Murray and his sister, Penelope Murray.
Lowell is survived by his wife, Peggy Baird Murray, whom he met at Berea College, his daughters Melissa (Scott) Anderson, and Margaret Murray, and his grandchildren: Aaron (Kayla) Anderson, Madeline and Macie Merrick. Funeral services for Lowell will be Saturday June 17, 2017 at 11 am at Lakes Funeral Home with Kenny Davis, Cletus Maricle, and Steve Moss, and Ed Harber officiating. Burial will be in the Berea Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Scott Anderson, Aaron Scott Anderson, Jeremy Bryant, Ed Harber, Christopher Hymore, John David Noe, Ronnie Hacker, and Cletus Maricle. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rick Conn, Jerel Hymore, Donald Bryant, Jerome Baird, John Baird, John Stephenson, Roy Curtis, and Randy Rigsby and all members of the Berea Fire Department, past and present. Visitation will be Friday from 6-9 pm at Lakes Funeral Home with Masonic Rites at 8 pm. Online condolences at www.lakesfuneralhomecom.