Ronald Lee Murph, age 71, of Bangs went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at the University Medical Center in Lubbock from a sudden illness.
Graveside services with full Masonic Rights will be Saturday, August 18 at 10:30 at Bangs Cemetery.
Ronald was born on August 30, 1940 in Lovington, NM to Phillip and Susie Irene Simpson Murph.
He was married to Patsy Adams on March 24, 1962 in Lovington, NM and was a longtime resident of Bangs.
He was a 32nd degree Master Mason. Ronald was Past Master of the Bangs Lodge #926 and Past Master of Eldorado Lodge #890. He was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star - Eldorado Chapter, Scottish Rite and York Rite - Suez Shrine Temple in San Angelo, Maskat Shrine Temple in Wichita Falls, and the Heart of Texas Shrine Club in Brownwood. He was Past Marshal of the Suez Shrine Provost Guard and Past Marshal of the Maskat Provost Guard and a member of the Suez Shrine Oriental Band.
He was an avid reader and a member of the Bangs First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his daughters, Dusti Charboneau of Brownwood and husband Kelley, Jani Mitchell of Eldorado; brothers, Dudley Murph of Lovington, NM and Malcolm Murph of Lubbock; grandchildren, Kelsi Charboneau of San Angelo, Kristin Charboneau of Brownwood, Bridgett Mitchell of San Angelo, Blaine Mitchell of Eldorado and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Pat, his wife of 49 years, and his brother Farrell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suez Shrine Center, 2915 Loop 306, and San Angelo, TX. 76904 or a charity of choice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.davismorrisfuneralhome.com.