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 Brandon James “Big Bear” Murray

Brandon James “Big Bear” Murray

Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Death 19 May 2010 (aged 24)
Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Burial Lakeside, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Memorial ID 100022652 · View Source
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Brandon James Murray

Jan. 16, 1986 - May 19, 2010

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Brandon J. Murray, 24, of Reedsport, will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29, at Tugman State Park in Lakeside. A graveside service will follow at noon at Lakeside Cemetery. A potluck will follow at Tugman State Park. A public visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 28, at Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave. in Coos Bay.

Brandon was born Jan. 16, 1986, in Coos Bay, to Richard J. and Sharon Ann Murray. He died May 19, 2010, in Coos Bay as a result of a car accident.

Brandon was an only child. Also known as "Big Bear," Brandon graduated from North Bend High School, Class of 2004. He had a big smile and a loud laugh that could be heard by all when he was in a room. His loud voice and bear hugs were just some of his trademarks. He loved to draw and play pool. He had a love for cars and four-wheel drives, but family and friends are what meant most to Brandon.

Brandon was loved and will be missed by all!

Brandon is survived by his mother, Sharon Taylor and his stepfather, Elwood Taylor of Reedsport; half-brother, Ricky Murray III of Kentucky; stepsister, Gina Horton and family; stepbrother, Keary Taylor and family; grandmothers, Bev-erly Lounsurri of Lakeside and Delores Murray of Kentucky; uncles, Jerry of Nebraska, Earl and Mike Russell of Lakeside and David Murray of Kentucky; aunts, Debbie Cade of Lakeside, Connie Jackson and husband, Steve of Bend, Colleen Geary, Connie Hornback and Collette Frazier and husband Steve, all of Kentucky; and numerous cousins and close friends.

Brandon was preceded in death by his father, Richard James Murray Jr.; grandfathers, Earl Russell and Richard Murray Sr.; and cousin, Jarred Withum.

Arrangements are under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, (541) 267-3131.




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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Brandon James “Big Bear” Murray (16 Jan 1986–19 May 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100022652, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Lakeside, Coos County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Cody Skoff (contributor 46831416) .