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Daniel Murray

Daniel A. Murray, of Battle Creek passed away on April 27, 2021 at the age of 62. Daniel A. Murray was born to Daniel Anderson Murray Sr. and Castoria Nutall, in the city of Detroit, May 30, 1958. Daniel was the youngest son, and he graduated from Chadsey High School in 1976. After high school, Daniel began to work in the field of security, which he worked for more than 10 years. In 1988 he joined the U.S. Army, where he worked in Communications. He was also assigned to Military Police for special duties. Daniel was a Gulf War veteran who received numerous awards. Daniel felt that it was never too late to make changes in life, so at the age of 54 he decided to go back to school and start a new career as a counselor. Daniel has four siblings that preceded him in death, Daniel Jr., Dianne, Dorothy and Larry. Daniel is survived by three children, Lakeshia his daughter and two sons, Larry and Dujarwin Murray. He has four grandchildren, Mahki, Joshua, Autumn and Austin. Daniel has three living siblings, Mary, Gary and Doris, nieces Chandra, Angela, Michelle, Felecia, Ashley, and nephews Dean, Dazell, Daron, Johnathan (who preceded him in death) and Gary, whom he loved very much. He has a host of other family and friends whom he cherished and loved. Daniel was an active church member at Christian Life Center, where he volunteered his time helping the church in many ways. He often said, "Life is to be lived, not to just exist." He will be dearly missed. "Know Ye that the LORD he is God. It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture." Psalms 100:3 While at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign Daniel's guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. The Murray family is being cared for by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 South Grand Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269) 679-5622.

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Hi I am trying to connect with anyone that has information of where Daniel was laid to rest or if his ashes are somewhere? I would love to visit this place, I miss my friend terribly and and just looking for something to help me deal with this wicked world without his light shining bright. Thank you Renee Hanmink naenae3478@gmail.com

Renee Hammink Oct 24 2021 3:46 PM

Daniel met my husband Terry years ago in the Battle Creek rehab. He was an incredible man for Terry to meet. He was the first person Terry listened to about Faith. Daniel always stayed in contact with us. Terry passed 4 years ago and Daniel has texted every day since to send positive love and check on us. I am still at a loss and rollercoaster of emotions after just finding out Monday that he was so wrongly taken. I had horrible thoughts about no contact this last month I just prayed his phone was off. My love and prayers go out to all that are impacted by his passing. I love you Daniel I pray your safe and surrounded in love

Renee Hammink Jun 3 2021 11:21 PM

Daniel was a real guy, we would talk about real life situation. My name is Melvin Mcknight I work at the VAMC in Battle Creek, Michigan I'm the Ann Arbor and Detroit driver. We would have great conversations on the bus we were close, he would send me scriptures once a week. The last one was on April 23rd Daniel I'm going to miss u and God bless u and your family

Melvin Mcknight Jun 3 2021 9:10 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Daniel had such a huge heart. He befriended my dad and has been in touch even since my dad's passing. Forever grateful for him and his consistency over the years my family has known him.

Tori Rose May 31 2021 7:45 PM