Our community sadly lost an important member on Monday, August 1, 2022.
Murray Edwin Jones 81, of Crestview, Florida was born on July 27, 1941, to William E. and Opal Inez Sapp Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Okaloosa County and a member of New Bethel Methodist Church.
Murray is preceded in death by his parents, William and Opal Sapp Jones.
Murray is survived by his wife, Mary (Judy) Jones, his sons, Murray Nicholas (Nick) Jones, Mark Edwin Jones and his wife Dana, his daughter, Kimberly Gail Jones, his grandsons, Corey Michael Jones, Dakota Ryan Voyce and Rhett Edwin Jones.
Funeral Service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022, beginning at 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor John Whitfield officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 5, 2022, from 2 PM – 4 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of Flowers you may donate to New Bethel Outreach by calling 850-682-6911.
You may leave your condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com
Brackney Funeral Service Chapel
Brackney Funeral Service Chapel
Quinton and Linda Beck
August 4, 2022, 9:30 pm
Quinton and I are so sorry to hear about Murray’s passing. Quinton has many great memories of working with him at Eglin AFB Housing Maintenence for many years. Quinton remembers him setting up the inventory system they used and keeping everything in order. Our deepest sympathy to the family.
Eunice F Everett
August 5, 2022, 2:45 pm
To the family of Murray Jones: I offer my condolences to you and prayers for you in the loss of Murray and I apologize that I can not be there today for the funeral. Eunice F Everett, CHS Classmate of 1959 Class.
August 5, 2022, 7:00 pm
If this world had more Mr. Murray’s it would be much better place!
Working with and around him at the base housing maintenance was always a pleasure.
Truly one of the good ones.
August 15, 2022, 3:45 pm
Murray was the kindest and most wonderful man you could ever meet and probably the toughest. He lived in pain for over 50 years of his life and never complained. I know God has a place for him now, without the pain he suffered here from his illness. He was a true forever friend and I grew up just a country block away from him. I started working with him at Eglin AFB in early 70s and at lunch he could not wait to play volleyball. There are many guys that walked away from the game with their thumbs hurt as Murray could spike the ball like nobody else and he loved to play next to the net. He will be missed by so many and he leaves behind so many good memories, from making worms for Bass fishing to showing off his metal detecting skills in a jar and his knowledge and his honesty running a government supplied stockroom. May God bless his family and give Murray a special place in heaven. I will never forget him sticking by my side in preparing Bids for government contracts on military bases and helping keep jobs for our fellow men. I will truly miss him and will never forget the great times we had working together and the time he jumped off my boat while sucker gigging one night into a real cold creek when I hit a stump! May God Bless You Murray!