MURRELL, RICHARD LEE - Howell County, Missouri | RICHARD LEE MURRELL - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Richard Lee MURRELL

Howell Memorial Park Cemetery
Howell County,

Oct 30, 1948
Aug 25, 2015

Richard Lee Murrell, went home to the Lord on August 25, 2015, at the age of sixty-six years.
He was born October 3, 1948 at West Plains, Missouri, to Vera Ovene Lee and Walter M. Murrell. He graduated from Willow Springs High School with the class of 1966. Rich earned a bachelor of journalism degree from University of Missouri-Columbia in 1970 and remained an avid Tiger fan. While at Mizzou, he served as Homecoming chairman, was a member of Marching Mizzou, QEBH and wa proud to have been th first Tiger mascot after the tradition was reintroduced in 1968. Rich served in the United States Army Reserves for twenty-one years, completing his service as a Major.
Following a brief career in advertising, he became the business manager of Agape Players and performed with the Christian singing group that toured the U.S. and many foreign countries. He later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri and a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary, Ft. Worth, Tx. While working on his PhD, he served as an associate dean of students at Tx Christian University. After completing his education Rich joined the staff of the Southern Baptist Sunday School Board and LifeWay Christian Resources working first in Nashville, Tn, as director of adult discipleship resources and later in Reno, Nv. as a network partnership director. He also served churches in Middletown, Penn and Nashville. He returned to Kansas City in 2009 and until recently served as the minister of administration for the Nall Avenue Baptist Church, Prairie Village, Kansas. Among his many volunteer roles, he was commited to the Willow Springs Scholarship Club.
Rich was a generous man with a big smile and an even bigger heart. He will be missed by those who had the privilege to know him.
Rich was preceded in death by his parents and brother William H. Murrell.
He is survived by two brothers Dallas Murrell, Metamora, Ill. and Bill Holden, Dudley, Mo.; many beloved cousins; a loving and extended familY; and many dear friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Willow Springs Scholarship Club, P.O. Box 484, Willow Springs, Mo. 65793 and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. [, Aug 26, 2015]

Contributed on 11/3/15 by mjrwag
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Submitted: 11/3/15 • Approved: 11/3/15 • Last Updated: 1/18/22 • R777439-G0-S3

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