Donald Lee Murray

January 11, 1937 ~ April 21, 2015 (age 78)

Donald Lee Murray

Donald Lee Murray of Burlington, North Carolina, died suddenly Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington.  He was 78.  Born in Kernersville, NC, on January 11, 1937, he was the son of James Zedkar Murray and Marie Askew Murray.  He grew up in Penfield, GA and graduated from Greensboro High School in 1955.  At the age of eighteen, he moved to Burlington, NC.  He retired from Lucent Technologies as a wire man after forty-two years of service. After retirement he enjoyed working part time for many years with Johnny Bakatsias Catering.  He enjoyed listening to music and dancing.  Donald was a member of Penfield Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Tracy Lee Murray of Greensboro, NC; three sisters, Naomi Jones of Burlington, NC, Hilda Burt (Jimmy) of Penfield, GA, and Elsie Harwell (Robert) of Greensboro, GA; brother, Morris Murray (Jeanette) of Tucker, GA and several nieces, nephews and many friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Henry Murray.

Graveside Services will be held, Friday, April 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Penfield Cemetery, 1211 Cemetery Road, Penfield, GA 30669  with Rev. David Jordan officiating.  The family will receive friends Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home.  Serving as pallbearers are Jeff Burt, Jamie Burt, Mark Burt, Trey Burt, Alec Burt and Evan Burt.  Memorials may be made to Penfield Baptist Church, c/o of Robert Harwell, 101 Siloam Road, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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