Bernard “Barney” Murray
May 31, 1926 - May 14, 2020

Celebration of Life service for Barney Murray, 93, will be Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm in Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Monday evening, 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Anderson-Burris.

Bernard was born on May 31, 1926 in a dugout in Woodward County, Oklahoma to Joseph J. and Fern Whitcomb Murray and died on May 14, 2020 in Enid, Oklahoma.

He grew up in Woodward County, before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, Barney married Thelma Branden and they had two sons, Sheldon and Lyle. He worked at Champlin Refinery for 31 years. After Thelma’s death, Barney married Sammie Barnes. They made their home in Woodward, Mooreland and later Enid. Barney worked for Kirkpatrick Oil for a number of years. After Sammie’s death, Barney married Peggy Jack and they made their home in Enid. Barney was a member of Enid First Assembly of God Church.

Barney was preceded in death by his wives, Thelma and Sammie; sons, Sheldon and Lyle; stepson, Brad Barnes; step-grandson, Tyler Barnes; brothers, Robert Murray and Forrest Murray (who died within hours of Barney); sister, Wyona Bartow.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughters-in-law, Pam Murray and Marilyn Murray and Sam Stauffer; step children, Joni Johnson (Del), Marty (Becky) Barnes, Mike (Diane) Jack, Matt (Kim) Jack; 13 grandchildren; two great grandsons; sisters, Shirley Bartel, and Beverly Ludwyck; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memorials may be made through Anderson-Burris to Central American Ministries (Feed the Hungry in Honduras).


Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory


Anderson-Burris Funeral Home & Crematory