Emmett Eugene Murray
December 26, 1924 - November 4, 2019
Family will welcome family and friends for visitation on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 beginning at 1:00pm until the memorial service beginning at 3:00pm at Buresh Funeral Home, Oscoda, MI.
Buresh Funeral Home, Oscoda, MI
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, Novemeber 6, 2019 at 3:00pm at the Buresh Funeral Home, Oscoda, MI.
Emmett Eugene Murray
Age 94, of Oscoda, MI died peacefully at home with family and his caring aide, Nikki Weed by his side on Monday, November 4, 2019. He was born on December 26, 1924 in Milan, MI to the late Myrl and Flossie Murray. At the age of 17, Emmett enlisted in the United States Army with the permission of his mother, to serve his country during World War II, under the leadership of General George Patton. He was part of the D-Day invasion on Normandy and was awarded the EAME Theater Ribbon with 5 bronze stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was proud to have served his country. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1945, after Germany surrendered, he returned home to the family farm in Mooreville, MI where he eventually met and married Olivene Z. Strong. He worked and retired from Peninsular Paper Company in Ypsilanti, MI after 40 years and made their retirement home in Oscoda, MI. He enjoyed his favorite sports team, the Detroit Tigers and the U of M Wolverines. He was predeceased by Olivene in 2015. He is survived by his 6 children, Sherrie (Bill) Clark, Eugene (Debbie) Murray, Marty (Pat) Murray, Deborah Denhard, Emmett (Susie) Murray and Mark (Deanna) Murray; sister, Francis (Bruce) Phillips; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Emmett was preceded in death by 3 sisters, 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Family services were held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home in Oscoda, MI. Memorials may be directed to the family and you may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Memorials may be directed to the family.