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OMAR G. MURRELL, JR.

September 20, 1931 – January 17, 2015

Mr. Omar G. Murrell, Jr., age 83, of North East, MD, formerly of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015, at his residence.

Mr. Murrell was a native Delawarean born in Wilmington, on September 20, 1931, son of the late Omar G. Murrell, Sr. and Alvirda Krauss Murrell. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Mr. Murrell worked as an automobile body painter for John’s Auto Body and Van’s Chevrolet. He enjoyed playing the guitar and loved fixing things. He was a true pet lover and had several dogs and cats.

Mr. Murrell was preceded in death by his wife, Elsin Kaye King Murrell who passed away in 2009.
He is survived by his children, Joseph G. Murrell and his wife, Michelle of Coal City, IL and Diane Heaps and her husband, Gary of New Castle, DE; grandchildren, Jami, Rebecca, Angela and Kelly; and great grandchildren, Erica, Sarah, Rachel and Lily.

A committal service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

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  1. Don & Sheila Palko, January 23, 2015

    Our deepest sympathy to the family, Merle will alway’s be remembered for his love of music & his love of all of his animals..so many great memories he gave us all.. he is loved & will never be forgotten.

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  2. Charles Abbott, January 25, 2015

    Rip fenderman.

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  3. Jami Rexrode, January 26, 2015

    I will never forget my grandpop! He always had the best sense of humor. He smoked, ate horribly and painted cars without a face mask when he was younger. He was like the cockroach of humans. Lol He outlived what would kill most of us! I loved him so much. He called me a hemorrhoid since I can remember. I didn’t know what a hemorrhoid was until I got older. Lol, for years he called me a pain in the ass and I had no clue! I remember sitting up with him and grandma Kay while they played music all night. He was a great guitar player! He loved animals way too much! I’m afraid that had been passed on to me since I have a small zoo in my house. I could go on forever about him. I’ll miss you so much grandpa. Thanks for all the wonderful memories that I will never forget. I love you so much!

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  4. Trish Wells, January 26, 2015

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Keep the memories close, they are what sustain us.

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  5. Guy DeBonaventura Sr, February 2, 2015

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I will always remember Merel growing up at the Body Shop of my Dad’s. Our best to the family. The John’s Body Shop family

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