Obituary of Wilson James Murray, Jr.
Delaware State Police Captain, retired
Wilson James Murray, Jr. “Jim,” age 73, passed away in the care of Tidal Health PRMC in Salisbury, MD on November 6, 2021. He was born on August 23, 1948, to the late Wilson J. and Hazel Alberta Melson Murray in Ocean View, DE. He married Gail Kirby on September 26, 1969, and together raised a daughter. He became a Delaware State Trooper, serving a varied career, working as a homicide detective, and other special assignments. He retired at the rank of Captain. He was a member of the Retired Troopers Association, and a 33rd degree Mason in the Dagsboro Lodge. Jim also had an accomplished career in the Delaware Army National Guard, with rank of E5. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, sailing the Chesapeake Bay and bird watching. He was known as a great father, a loving husband and was a warm and open person.
Jim is survived by high school sweetheart, who became his wife of 52 years, Gail, and their daughter, Wendy Mackert (Lawrence) all of Millsboro, DE; a granddaughter: Addyson Mackert, and sister-in-law, Claire Murray. Also surviving are extended family members of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including a very special family friend, Katharine Evans.
A viewing and time of visitation will be held from Noon until 1 PM on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, with a funeral service and Celebration of His Life at 1:00 PM with Pastor Robert Hudson officiating. Interment follows in St. Georges UMC Cemetery, Clarksville, DE.
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