Russell "Rusty" Douglas Murray

NEWPORT NEWS - Mr. Russell 'Rusty' Douglas Murray, 53, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, in the UVA Medical Center, Charlottesville. He survived 11 years after a heart transplant in 1992. Mr. Murray was a native of Beckley, W.Va., and had been a resident of Newport News for 17 years. He was a private investigator with Investigative Resources for the past five years. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. with three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a former board member of the Kiln Creek Owners Association and a former President of the Masters Association of Kiln Creek. His father, Daniel E. Murray, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Jordan Murray; three sons, Damon A. Murray of Walkertown, N.C., Daniel E. Murray II of Tobaccoville, N.C., David E. Watkins II of Yuma, Ariz.; his mother, Jeanette Aaron Murray; his sister, Dr. Sally L. Murray, both of Mathews; his brother, David R. Murray of Toano; and five grandchildren, Addison and Bella Murray, Ben, Aspen and Laurin Watkins. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Peninsula Funeral Home by Joel D. Cherry, followed by burial in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may take the form of contributions to LifeNet Memorial Foundation, 5809 Ward Court, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or the American Heart Association, 500 Plume Street East, Suite 110, Norfolk, VA 23510.
Published in the Daily Press from 6/14/2003 - 6/16/2003.

Sandy, I can't quite put into words how sorry I am for your loss.

Rusty was a kind, sweet gentle man that was always quick to offer anyone a helping hand anytime they asked for it, and quite often without them having to ask -without him ever asking anything in return. That is something very special in my book.

Rusty will be missed by all, but I can assure you that he will never be forgotten.

Your friend,
Brian Poulos
Brian Poulos (Virginia Beach, VA )
June 14, 2003
You had more guts than any ten people. God Bless your wife and family. If I ever meet Dale Earnhardt, Jr. I shall tell him to win one for you.
Dennis Trahan (Virginia Beach, VA )
June 14, 2003