Ed (Eddie) Murrell Boren, 88, went to be with the Lord in Odessa, TX on April 8, 2017.
Eddie was born in Greenville, TX on June 22, 1928 to Eddie Lee and Ada Mae Sanders Boren. He served in both WWII and the Korean War with the Army Air Force. Eddie worked in law enforcement in Stamford, TX. After moving to Odessa he worked and retired from the Texas Highway Dept. He was a member of Cornerstone Church in Odessa and was an active musician for many years. In the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s he won fiddle contests in Texas as well as giving music lessons in both fiddle and guitar.
Eddie was a Commander in the DAV, serving 10 years. He enjoyed meteorite hunting and found several impressive specimens.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brother and 2 sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Boren and his step-children Jim Barfield, Joni and Gil VanDeventer of Odessa; his nephew and nieces Reggie and Janie Reston of Lubbock, Christene and Sam Davis of Knox City, Michael Boren of Knox City and his namesake Glenda Murrell Tabor of Pocola, OK; 2 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Fellowship and Home Hospice.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Stamford, TX with Brother Ted Miller officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home. To sign our guestbook, please visit www.sunsetodessa.com.
I am sorry for your and pray for God's peace and comfort for the family.
Sandy White, Joe Allbright Insurance AgencyOdessa, TX
Eddy will be missed. He always had a warm smile and handshake that made you feel he was truly glad to see you. Our loss is heaven's gain. My prayers go out to his wonderful wife, Mary Alice.
Linda GiffordMidland, TX
Eddie was the kindest man always smiling.
Hes walking and playing on the streets of gold!
Praying for the family
Suzi Ron Newsom
Suzi Ron NewsomOdessa, TX
My sweet great uncle....Wish I could've seen him one last time. Know him and daddy are living the family time, and I can here that old time music and laughter. Much love to everyone.
Courtney D BorenBaird, TX
We will be looking forward to seeing you in heaven, Uncle Murrell. Give mama and daddy big hugs for me. Love you big time, Your Nieces, Nancy, Sonya(Sambo) and Betty
Nancy Bogle BrownCleburne, TX
This news breaks my heart! Uncle Murreell, I can only imagine the reunion there was up in Heaven..the music being played by you and all the loved ones lost through the years. I can only image all the gold and precious metals that you'll be finding with your metal detectors up there. RIP
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! Love you
Melody & Family
Melody OvertonMidland, TX
We will all miss you Eddie as you remain in our hearts forever. You had many interesting stories to tell about your life. My favorites were probably about your meteorite hunting, but your musical accomplishments were even more awesome. Rest in Peace my Dear Friend.
Gil Van DeventerOdessa, TX
Now you can play that fiddle for the high king. RIP cousin!
Michele BarronMesa, AZ
You'll be playing music in heaven,. We will miss you and your smile. Love always, Joni,Gil, and the 3 muskareers; Josh, Davena and Nicole🎻🎼💔
Joni Van DeventerOdessa, TX