Rev. Henry “Hank” Murray
Rev. Henry Doering “Hank” Murray, age 82, of Quincy, died Friday, June 1, 2018, at 1:43 pm in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis..
Hank was born March 21, 1936 in Evanston, Illinois, the son of Raymund G. and Luella Doering Murray. He married Priscilla Burton on May 30, 1964 in Chicago, IL. She survives. They adopted their son, Philip Raymund Murray on March 3, 1969 and he has been raised in the family since birth.
Hank served many years as the executive director of the Community Counseling Center, now Transitions. In his semi-retirement he did consulting work to help set up other counseling centers. Hank was also an ordained minister servicing several different parishes in a number of ways. He was well known for his preaching and pastoral care.
Hank’s favorite form of recreation was model railroading. He belonged to the Quincy Society of Model Railroad Engineers where he was an active member. He also had a train shed at home that gave him much pleasure. Hank was a member of Quincy Rotary East, where he served the club in several capacities, and he belonged to the Clergy Cluster.
In addition to his wife, Priscilla, Hank is survived by his son, Philip Murray of Quincy and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Hank was preceded in death by his parents.
Services: Saturday (June 9, 2018) at 10 a.m. in the First Union Congregational Church with Rev. Darwin Smith officiating
Visitation: Friday (June 8, 2018) from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Chaddock School, the Illinois Food Bank, or Rotary International Foundation for Polio Plus (to eradicate Polio)
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.