Obituary: Fred Alvin Murrow
On February 23, 2014, Fred Alvin Murrow, 71, of High Point was welcomed into his heavenly home. Born June 4, 1942, to William Clifford and Minnie Beck Murrow, he was a life-time resident of High Point. He married his high school sweetheart, the former Brenda Joyce Cook, who survives of the home.
A graduate of High Point High School, Fred entered the family business, Murrow’s Transfer – a business Fred would proudly tell you that his dad began with one truck and $350. The baton was passed and Murrow’s Transfer fell under the leadership and growth of Fred, a respected businessman.
Fred loved attending and listening to Gospel music. He enjoyed surf fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He had a passion for missions and loved helping people both at home and abroad. As a board member of the Clyde Dupin Evangelistic Ministries he and his wife Brenda made several missions trips to places such as Russia and Bosnia. However, his biggest impact was his living testimony. He gave God the glory for miracle after miracle through his 8 year battle with cancer. Never complaining, he shared the beauty of life, the love of his Lord, and continued to reach out as a beacon of light and hope for others. His motto was, “Whether I go, or whether I stay, I’m a winner either way!”
Very active in his beloved First Wesleyan Church, he was a member of the Outreach Class, an Usher, a Trustee, and served on the Transportation Board. He was a past board member of the Salvation Army and worked in an advisory capacity at the House of Prayer, West End Ministries, as well as His Laboring Few.
Survivors include daughter, Kristie and husband Eddie Greene of Greensboro, daughter-in-law, Angela Murrow of High Point, grandsons Jonathan and David Greene, Dylan and Dalton Murrow, and granddaughter Chloe Murrow. Two sisters include Shirley and husband Charles Hoover of High Point, and Maxine and husband Wayne Hinkle also of High Point. Two brothers – Rev. Mitchell Murrow and wife Faye of Mt. Holly NC and Max Murrow and wife Sharon of Union, KY. Others include Dot Cook, mother-in-law of High Point, and sister-in-law Sandy Skeen and husband Roger of Greenwood, SC, five nephews, six nieces, and 24 cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Kenneth Eugene Murrow, and son Jeffrey Todd Murrow.
A celebration of life service will be held at the First Wesleyan Church, 1701 Westchester Drive, High Point NC on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Mitchell Murrow will officiate with Rev. Kenn Brown and Dr. Clyde Dupin assisting. Interment will follow at Floral Garden Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. also at First Wesleyan Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to:
First Wesleyan Church –1701 Westchester Dr., High Point NC. 27262
The Salvation Army – 10 Pine St., Thomasville NC 27360
Hospice of the Piedmont – 1801 Westchester Dr., High Point NC 27262
Condolences may be left on Mr. Murrow’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com
Arrangements made by Cumby Family Funeral Service, High Point.