January 18, 1948 - July 3, 2017
John Richard Murray passed away peacefully Monday July 3, 2017 after a long struggle with cancer. He is preceded in passing by his parents John Richard Murray and June Hollett, as well as his sister Maryalice Murray.
In life, he loved golf, sports, his friends, and family. He practiced dentistry in Lake Highlands for over 43 years. His patients highly appreciated his caring attitude, ethical approach to dentistry, and his wonderful dental work. His patients grieved when he closed his practice. We would like to thank his right hand in his work, Beth Teofan. Beth was a wonderful assistant to John and a dear friend to him as well. We thank Steven Conley for always being a best friend to John as they have many stories and adventures together only best friends could. We thank his brother Dan who was very close with John, as only brothers can be. We also want to thank Alan Baker his AA sponsor and golf friend. No one could have been more of a steadfast and true friend.
His last months were spent under the care of those he loved best in life, his wonderful sons Patrick, Andrew, Tim, Marsha (his ex-wife), and his close and Ioving brother Dan and sister in law Lana Murray who were so helpful and caring. While we grieve, we are happy he is no longer uncomfortable and home at last with the Lord and his family.
He is survived by his three sons Patrick, Andrew, and Tim Murray, and his best friend Marsha Murray. John is also survived by his wonderful group of siblings; Dan Murray, Colleen FitzGerald, Maureen Philbrook, Bart Murray, and Patricia (Trish) Seemon as well as his 17 nieces and nephews who loved him very much.
A memorial will take place at 10am on July 29. The location will be at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. 9800 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230. A reception at the church will follow directly after.
The family requests any donations be made in John’s name to Doctors Without Borders, www.doctorswithoutborders.org .
Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. NW Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238