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Michael Murray

Michael Murray

President

Mr. Murray started his career at the age seventeen at the A.L. Beal Mortuary based on a job search conversation in class with a fellow student at Parkway West High School. Well that student’s father just so happened to be Bishop Michael West. After having a brief talk with Bishop West and Charles Wilson Mr. Murray was hired with expectation of a bright future. When Mr. Murray walked out the office he knew the sky was the limit for his career. 

Mr. Murray currently holds a Funeral Director and Embalmer license not only in Missouri but has held license in Virginia and North Carolina. Mr. Murray also served in the United States Army as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Mr. Murray is also a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortuary Fraternity Incorporated, Royal Vagabonds Incorporated, National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association and the Missouri State Funeral Directors & Embalmers Association. 


A 2001 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and National Board certified through the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and Mr. Murray also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Management from Lindenwood University. One of the original staff members who worked under Charles S. Wilson Jr. Mr. Murray worked for several local funeral homes after the untimely death of Mr. Charles S. Wilson in 1998 but he made some great stops along the way gaining knowledge and technique from each one. 

Before making his way back home some of the most memorable stops where at the Randle and Sons FH, Granberry Mortuary and the final stop for 13yrs at the Ronald L. Jones Funeral Chapels where he was the lead director, but a lot of Mr. Murray success he owes to Rev. John Clark of Clark and Sons Funeral Chapels from all the encouragement given throughout his career and always having a place to call home when things got rough. Thankful for all the helping hands along the way Mr. Murray wants to pay things forward by helping other young people find their way in funeral service.

Email: albealmortuary@yahoo.com


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