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Murray Rudolph Santee

Obituary for Murray Rudolph Santee

December 13, 1928 - October 2, 2017
Bladenboro, North Carolina | Age 88


Murray Rudolph Santee, 88, Army Veteran of Bladenboro passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents Wesley and Della Santee, siblings: Gertrude Packer, Cornelia Edwards, Gerline Cook, Juanita Edmund and Randolph Santee. Mr. Murray is survived by his wife Elsie Irene Santee of the home, sister Othella Heflin of Bladenboro, children: Sherry Leggett of Fairmont, Pam Durden, Diane McLemore and husband Randy, Patricia Stanley and husband Jimmy, all of Bladenboro; Dave Santee and friend Judy Rauschenbach of Middleburg, FL; grandchildren: Neill Todd and friend Brianna Smith, Kevin and wife T.J. Pait Todd, Ann Marie Durden and husband Lee Bryant, John and wife Lindsey Brown Durden, Bruce and wife Constance McLemore, all of Bladenboro; Brandy McLemore Whitman and husband Joe of Jacksonville, FL; Samantha McLemore of White Lake; Donna Stanley Larrimore and husband Jason of Bladenboro; Doss and wife Jamie Stanley of Elk City, OK; Suzanne Stanley of Bladenboro; Steven Santee and friend Cindy Stretz of Deltona, FL; Della Santee Enerson and husband Phil of Greenwood, IN; 19 great-grandchildren: Gabrielle, Marvin, Britney, Rebekah, Johnathan, Justin, Jordan, Shelby, Madison, Hayden, J.D., Kaitlyn, Jaxson, Curtis, Tara, Evin, Sean, Kaia, and Amelia, and one great-great grandchild, Kaidence.

Mr. Murray was a loving, peaceful, stable, and devoted family man. He loved the Lord, children and spending time with his family. Mr. Murray was an alumni for UNC who also enjoyed fishing, planting and plowing the fields. He would always plant at least five acres of garden each year for his children to tend to. It seemed he was always on his tractor. He died doing what he loved and will be missed greatly.

The family will receive friends from 1-2:30 pm on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Shady Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Bladenboro followed by a funeral service at 2:30 pm in the sanctuary. Burial will follow the services in Old Field Cemetery in Bladenboro.

At other times, the family will receive friends at the family home, 11438 Twisted Hickory Rd, Bladenboro. in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a hospice of your choice.

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