Emmett Eugene Murray

Oscoda, Michigan
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.

Service Location

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.

Obituary Notice

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.


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May the Lord give you all peace as you celebrate the home going of your Dear Father and Grandfather. Absent from you for now but present with the Lord and all those he loved who have gone on before him. We are praying your happy memories and his life legacy will help through the next days and months. There is no sadness like losing ones parents, they are always in our hearts and missed daily. May God help and bless you all as your walk this road together. Love, Mark and Melanie Chambers
— Mark & Melanie Chambers
Emmett and Susie, and family--- I can truly say that I will miss your dad so much! I first met Emmett Sr not long after my own dad passed away. I fell in love with him. He reminded me of my dad in a lot of ways. Emmett was kind, caring, loving and I enjoyed it when he would come to praise practice. Hearing of his passing hit me hard. Emmett and Susie--- my condolences to you and your family, love you and miss you so much! Praying for you all!
— Cathleen Kendall
I have loved doing the birthday Pizza parties for “Pop” with the OAG Praise Team. He is a father to many who were not his own. Love and miss you Pop. See you in Heaven soon. Emmett & Susie and family, my heart is with you all during this difficult time clove you
— Colleen Nieman

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