Jamestown Mayor Nick Shearer released the following statement about the passing of City Councilman Larry Joe Murray last night.
Our community lost a treasure last night. Larry Joe Murray loved life, his family, and this city. He was a member of the Jamestown City Council for 18 years serving as Mayor Pro Tem for last six. Larry Joe was a champion for this city and its citizens and a friend to all. We are heartbroken.
He gave us strength in times of trouble, wisdom in times of uncertainty, and shared laughter in times of happiness. Love is not an easy feeling to put into words. Nor is loyalty, or trust, or joy. But he was all of these. He loved life completely and he lived it intensely.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Joey, Whitney, and the girls. We are grieving with you and supporting you in prayer. We will honor Larry Joe’s memory, his life, and his legacy today and in all the days to come. May his life serve as an encouragement to all of us to love and serve our community with passion and joy.