Billy Murk

BRUCE – Billy Wayne Murk , 81, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at his home. He was born June 15, 1931, in Bruce.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was the owner of Bill’s Texaco and Bill’s Shoe Repair. He was a member of Mt. Comfort Baptist Church and the VFW.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce with Bro. Rex Wilburn officiating and Bro. Joe Barnett assisting. Burial with military honors will be in Bruce Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Moorhead Murk of Bruce; one sister, Jean Sutton of Pittsboro; three daughters, Kerry Heinz of Oxford, Kellie (Mike) Byars and Kim Davidson, both of Saltillo; six grandchildren, Jeremy Yarbrough of Oxford, Briana Murphree of Oxford, Kevin Byars of Saltillo, Jared Ward of Bruce, Mallory Ward of Bruce and Toni Byars of Saltillo; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie Lee Murk and Odell Shoemake Murk; a brother, A.L. Murks; and a nephew, Paul Murks.

Pallbearers will be Steven Bennett, Kevin Byars, Austin Mask, Wayne Murks, Justin Murphree, Jared Ward and Jeremy Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Davis, Tony Hall, Brad Hensley and Mike Hensley.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Calhoun Cares, P.O. Box 396, Bruce, MS. Online condolences may be made at

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