John W (J.W.) Murray, 90, of California, MO passed away on Friday, September 20, 2013 at his home in California, MO. He was born on September 1, 1923 in Centertown, MO the son of Harvey C. and Annie E. (Johnson) Murray both of whom preceded him in death. John was married on November 23, 1950 in California, MO to Ruth Anderson who preceded him in death on July 11, 2009. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving a total of seven years, and was a WWII veteran. He worked at Fabick for 32 years retiring in 1984. John was a 50 year member of the Masons, John was also a member of the Centertown American Legion and a MO. Mule Skinners Society. John is survived by one sister, Ruth Horn of Centertown, MO; and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Lee (Pete), Thomas, B.H., and JR., 6 sisters Lula Maier, Sarah Leonard, LaVern Wilson, Annie Swillum, Mayme Baumgartner, and Flossie Mathews. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the funeral home. Officiating was the Pastor Steve Jones. Interment was at the New Hope Cemetery near Centertown. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the New Hope or Centertown Cemeteries c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home 100 S. Oak ST. California MO. 65018. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.