Ronald Murphree


Ronald J.R. Murphree, 78, of Waco, passed away Saturday, March 22nd at a local nursing center. Funeral services will be 10AM Wednesday, March 26th at Lake Shore Funeral home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Stone officiating. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6 to 7:30PM Tuesday, March 25th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer J.R. and Janelle (Butler) Murphree; and brother, Donald Ray Murphree.

Survivors include wife of 57 years, Jannell Murphree of Waco; son, Mark Murphree and wife Charlene of Robinson; daughters, Gina Snell and husband Jeff of Bosqueville, and Mechelle Hussain and husband Azfar of Frisco; grandchildren, Andy Daniel, Brianna Waldsmith, Marcus Cross, Rachel Walsh, Danielle Weyenberg, and Nicole Schwartinsky; and seven great grandchildren.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Morris Ramsey for his years of friendship and attentive care, and also to the staff at Crestview Healthcare Residence for their professional care and concern.

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  1. Peggy Bratcher

    I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May the thoughts and prayers of you friends give you & your family strength during this sad time.


  2. I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Murphree’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and his daughter Mechelle during this sad time.


  3. Tommy Bradshaw

    Mark, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May God lift you and your family up in this difficult time.
    I pray that God will comfort you. I know how hard this can be after losing my Dad many years ago.

  4. I am very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You and your family will be in our prayers. As you said, he is in a better place now. A place where he can look over you all the time.

  5. Lee Anthony Gray

    JaNell, Mark, Gina, Mechelle, I love you all. God Bless you during this time. My thought and prayers are with you always. Our time with our loved ones are never long enough. Keep your precious memories close. He will always be with you.

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