US Army

James (Mikel) Murray

June 20, 1946 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 74)


James “Mikel” Murray, 74, of  Bostic, died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Atrium Health-Cleveland in Shelby.  Mikel served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  He enjoyed racing and working on motorcycles.

Survivors include his partner, Valerie Johnson of the home, and a brother Sean Murray of Fort Pierce, Florida, as well as  nephew Sean Murray Jr. and niece Jenna Murray.

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