Murray Conklin, 65, passed away Sunday May 22, 2016 at home in Bryan, TX. Born April 14, 1951 in La Mesa, Texas, he was the only child of Jake and Juanita Conklin. Murray was raised in Lone Star TX and attended East Texas State University. His life revolved around music. He was a talented musician and an accomplished guitarist . He toured the US with several bands and played in TX for over 40 years. Murray had an appétit for life and a wicked sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Stacey Conklin; sister, Anita Leonard and nephew Anthony Wilson.
Health Alliance For Austin Musicians (HAAM) is honored to receive donations in Murray Conklin’s honor. Go to www.myhaam.org/donate.
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Stacey – My condolences to you and your family. Murray and I were in the band together at Daingerfield High School for many years. I considered him a friend. He was a great musician and my husband and I had the pleasure to see him at Music City in Linden, TX several years ago. It was great to reconnect with him and his music. My thoughts are with you and my prayers are that you will lean on God for comfort in the days ahead.
Murray replaced me in Freddy and the Falcons. I knew him, traded guitars with him. I liked him as a person and respected him as a musician. Now he’s with my cousin Lee Ewing.
My strongest and most favorite memory of mackie was when he and tommy harris sang “the three bells” … we were in elementary school at lone star … this evening i was about to go to bed and i heard that song in my head …