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Alfred McMurray

June 23, 1929 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 91)


Alfred Leo McMurray, 91, of Bellaire, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home.  He was born on June 23, 1929 in Detroit, MI the son of Ernest and Emilia (Labrecque) McMurray.

Alfred served in the Army Signal Core during the Korean War.  Upon returning home, he opened the Fireside Lounge in Warren, MI when he was living in Sterling Heights, and he owned Touch of Class Car Wash in Punta Gorda, FL.   He bought a summer home in Mancelona in the 1970’s and he moved to Bellaire permanently in the 1990’s.  

Alfred was an avid hunter.  He enjoyed hunting big game all across the world.  He was the founder of the Detroit Chapter of Safari Club International, the founder of the North American Sheep Foundation, and a founding member of the Friends of Cedar River.  He was a member of the Moose Club, the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, Ducks Unlimited, St. Luke’s Catholic Church,  and was active in the senior center in Bellaire.  He also enjoyed boating and playing cards.

Alfred is survived by five children, Bryan (Alla) McMurray, Alan McMurray, Susan McMurray-Taglienti (Guy Taglienti), Cinthia McMurray-McKendrick (Kenneth McKendrick), and Sandra Tuttle; his brother, Raymond (Joann) McMurray; ten grandchildren, Laryssa, Alexa, Christina, Danny, Kathy, Sandy, Joey, Heather, Kevin, and Darlene; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Emilia McMurray; his brother, Homer McMurray; and two sons, Terry McMurray and Timothy McMurray.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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