In memory of

LeRoy Henry Murray

Apr 16, 1958
Jun 6, 2021

Obituary

HEAVEN GAINED ANOTHER ALL-STAR

LeRoy Henry Murray 63, passed away in Salem, Oregon on June 6, 2021.  Born  April 16, 1958 in Bellingham, Washington.  Firstborn son of LeRoy and JoAnn Murray.

As a child LeRoy moved with his family to California eventually settling in Antioch where his father worked as a teacher and coach.

LeRoy married Della Dartnell May 15, 1976 one month from graduating from Antioch High School. Their only child LeRoy Shane Murray was born October 20, 1976. After 23 years of marriage LeRoy and Della divorced but remained friends, talking frequently as LeRoy loved to call and spend time with his family.

LeRoy worked as a laborer.  A member of Laborer’s Union Local 324.  He worked on the Richmond Oil Refinery through the Bechtal Corp. for many years and other construction projects.

Basketball & Baseball were LeRoy’s favorite sports to play and watch. He played basketball on his Junior and High School teams plus church leagues. But his greatest love was baseball. He started baseball in Little League coached by his father. Played for Babe Ruth, Antioch High School, Los Medanos Community College, San Jose State University and Semi Pro. He was also scouted by the Major Leagues and invited to try out for a couple of teams. When his playing days were done LeRoy coached with his father for many years.  Coaching teams from the Antioch Little League  Bears  to Antioch American Legion teams. LeRoy threw endless hours of batting practice to whoever wanted it. He helped coach several Northern California State Championship teams to Hawaii and Utah. He was also coach to many young men who made it to Major League Baseball. One of his greatest joys was coaching his own son. LeRoy was a loving father and would do anything for his son. He was easy going and kind hearted.

Due to health issues LeRoy moved to Salem, Oregon in 2019 to be near his son.

LeRoy is survived by his parents LeRoy and JoAnn Murray, Son LeRoy Shane Murray, Daughter-in-Law Dawnyel, Granddaughter Aireanna, Sister Cynthia DiMercurio, Brother Daniel Murray

Messages of Sympathy

  1. Jill Allen Stumpf says:

    My deepest sympathies. I had no idea I would learn this while searching for your phone #.

  2. Lenzi Wolf (Murray) says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed greatly, love and prayers to the family.

  3. Cathy O’Connor-Guy says:

    So loved. Little LeRoy, what a warm soul. So many wonderful family memories. Baseball, I remember like it was yesterday. Shane, thank you for the help you gave your Dad. He loved his family so much. Treasured memories, loved by so many. Your O’Connor cousins will miss you so very much. You always hit a home run, even if you landed on first base. Little LeRoy, we still have your back, always will. I’ll miss you so, especially your laugh and smile.

  4. Pam and John Myers says:

    Our love and prayers go out to a wonderful family. We know your sorrow is great but love is powerful and you will always have his love to remember.

  5. Pam and John Myers says:

    Our love and prayers go out to a wonderful family. We are so sorry for your loss. Love to all

  6. Pam and John says:

    Our love and prayers go out to a wonderful family. We are so sorry for your loss. Love to all

  7. Erik Warner says:

    Erik & MARTY Warner are so sorry to hear about your loss.

  8. Marjorie Murray-Cortez says:

    You have always been loved, wonderful athlete and personality, helping teach baseball to others. ❤️Aunt Margie

  9. Hardy family says:

    So sorry for your loss. We love you all

  10. Staff of Johnson Funeral Home says:

    Thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home

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