Jimmie Murray

March 23, 1941 — February 27, 2018

Jimmie Murray

Jimmie (Jim) Davis Murray went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. He was born on March 23, 1941 in Houston, TX, the son of James Alton Murray and Christine Davis Murray. Jim grew up in Groesbeck, TX and graduated from Groesbeck High School in 1959. Following high school, Jim joined the United States Army Reserves as a sharpshooter, followed by the Army National Guard. Jim had a long and courageous career with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He began his DPS career in 1964 as a Highway Patrolman in Madisonville, TX. He joined the Criminal Law Department in 1969 as an Agent Investigator in Houston, TX. While in Houston, he became a Narcotics Agent and while executing a narcotics search warrant in March of 1972, he was shot in the line of duty and incurred life-threatening injuries. In 1973, Jim was promoted to Sergeant of Narcotics. In 1975, Jim was promoted to Captain, Narcotics Service in Lubbock, TX and was the youngest captain at the time. In 1979, he was promoted to Captain, Criminal Law Enforcement in Austin, TX, followed by a promotion to Assistant Service Commander, Criminal Law Enforcement in 1987. Jim's final duty for DPS was to serve as Commander of DPS Narcotics from 1993 until his retirement in 1995. Jim was well respected and admired in the criminal law enforcement/narcotics field. In the span of his accomplished career, he received numerous awards and commendations from state governors, the FBI, US Customs, US Department of Justice, US Drug Enforcement and many others. However, what mattered most to Jim was the respect and admiration that he received from the men and women he worked with during his career. Jim was an Endowed Member of the Masonic Lodge #740 in Madisonville, TX where he was initiated in June 1962 and received his 50-year award in July 2017. He continued his active service through his membership and leadership in various Masonic organizations. He was a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters. Jim married the love his life, Yvonne Hager in Houston, TX on September 12, 1970. He loved spending time with his family, deer hunting and doing genealogy research. Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patsy Murray Carter. Jim is survived by his loving and caring wife, Yvonne, his daughter Angela McBee and spouse Greg of Madisonville, TX, son Jason Heaton and spouse Carrie of Lubbock, TX, son Wes Murray and spouse Kara of Austin, TX, as well as grandchildren Justin Dartez and spouse Jordan, Tyler Dartez, Dylan Pugh, Cash and Chase McBee, Lauren, Hannah, and Brady Heaton, Avarie Anderson, Weston, Madison, McKenna, and Asher Murray, Nathan and Millie Powers, and great-grandchildren Cameron Carroll, Raymee and Rhett Dartez. Memorial arrangements are being handled by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, located at 14501 N Interstate Hwy 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cook Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. A reception will immediately follow at Pflugerville Lions Club, located at 500 N Railroad Ave., Pflugerville, TX 78660. Graveside Services will be on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Ferguson Cemetery, Oletha, TX. The family offers its special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, hospice providers and other supporters for their loving kindness and care during Jim's battle with cancer.
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