Pastor Arnold B. Murray was born April 20, 1929, in Waurika, Oklahoma, to Edgar Dude Murray and Casey Brown Murray. He went home to be with his Lord on February 12, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of forty-six years Anna Murray, and his son David Vernon Murray. Pastor Murray is survived by his son Dennis Arnold Murray and his wife Marion, of Gravette, his sister-in-law Martha Sweeter, also of Gravette, his granddaughter, Jessica Murray Pike, and her husband Luther Pike, of Hiwasse, and one sister Fayezel Jackson, of Houston, Texas.
Pastor Murray proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps as a combat Marine serving in Korea, he made the Incheon landing and survived the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. He enjoyed working with his machinery on his farm. Pastor Murray was an instrument rated airplane pilot, and he enjoyed flying his entire life.
As pastor of the Shepherd’s Chapel Church, located in Gravette, Arkansas, he built the largest independent Christian television network in the world. He also served a President of the Shepherd’s Chapel Network.
Funeral arrangements are being made by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. The date of a future Memorial service will be announced in a Shepherd’s Chapel Church monthly newsletter at a date. The Murray family has asked that donations be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.