Richard "Red" Franklin Murray was born May 30, 1936, and died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

Red was the son of Frank and Edna Murray. He was the loving husband of Nancy Akers Murray, and the father to four sons, Richard "Ricky" Murray, Franklin "Gene" Murray, Timothy "Tim" Murray, and George "Tony" Murray; and one daughter Susan Murray Barnes.

He has 13 grandchildren, Monica, Celeste, Erica, Patrick, Christopher, Joshua, Timothy, Randall, Breanna, Michael, C.J., Brandon, and Nicholas. He also has seven great-grandchildren, Dalton, Tiara, Alexis, Dakoda, Elijah, Caden, and Ayden. All are left to mourn his passing, and will forever miss him. 

Red worked as a Florida Highway Patrolman for 10 years; a fireman at Olin Gunpowder plant; and then on to the oilfields in Mississippi and Louisiana. He loved the outdoors, and spent many years camping and hunting with his family in the Apalachicola National Forest. He loved this area so much, and the memories he held in his heart were forever attached to his campsite at Magnolia Landing, which is where his ashes will be scattered and joined with his son Ricky.

We will have a memorial service for Red on Friday, Feb. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carrabelle Christian Center in Carrabelle.