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Gene Adrian Murray

d. April 7, 2019

Gene Adrian Murray

Gene Adrian Murray died Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Halifax, Virginia after a brief illness. Mr. Murray was born on August 17, 1937, in Virgilina, Virginia, and was the son of Adrian Woodrow Murray and Mary Loftis Murray.


Mr. Murray attended the University of Virginia and graduated from the College of William & Mary in 1963 where he was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After college, he began his career with Burlington Industries in Altavista, Virginia. He later worked in banking, initially for First & Merchants Bank and then later for Central Fidelity Bank, both in Richmond, Virginia. On returning to Halifax in 1984, Mr. Murray was a partner in Brady & Murray Real Estate Appraisals.


Gene Murray is survived by his wife, Byrd Lacy Murray; his sons, Stephen Andrew Murray of London, England, and John Douglas Murray of Jackson, Wyoming; and his sister, Audrey Murray Harris (Bob), of Williamsburg. He is also survived by his faithful and constant canine companion, Sophie.


A service will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 11 am at Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church Street, Halifax Virginia 24558. The family asks that those wishing to provide gifts in memory consider his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, or the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where Mr. Murray was waiter at the King’s Arms Tavern. He remembered this experience with great fondness and gratitude as it helped enable him to meet his expenses to attend William & Mary.


College of William & Mary

Office of University Advancement

Gift Accounting

P.O. Box 1693

Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Colonial Williamsburg Fund 
Post Office Box 1776 
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-9910


Online condolences may be directed to


Funeral Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Beth Car Baptist Church

25 Church St, Halifax, VA 24558

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