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 four brothers, Lee (Pete), Thomas, B.H., and JR.; six sisters, Lula Maier, Sarah Leonard, LaVern Wilson, Annie Swillum, Mayme Baumgartner, and Flossie Mathews. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Pastor Steve Jones. Interment will be at the New Hope Cemetery near Centertown. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 1:00-2:00 P.M at the funeral home. 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 are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo.