In memory of
James "Jim" Murch
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In memory of
James "Jim" Murch
Murch, James "Jim" 72, of San Angelo, TX, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, while working at the Paisano Baptist Encampment near Alpine. Jim was born on June 16, 1944, to Walter and Dorothy (Lange) Murch in Charles City, IA. He served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. After the war, Jim owned and operated a Sinclair Full Service Station in Wichita, KS. He later began another career as a Civil Firefighter for the Department of Defense where he rose to the rank of Base Fire Chief before retiring in July of 1999. On December 9, 1978, he married Marlene Davis White in Wichita, KS. During their time together Jim and Marlene were transferred to numerous bases throughout the States and Guam. He was a member of Belmore Baptist Church, Campers On Mission and NARFE. Jim is survived by his loving spouse of 38 years, Marlene; son, John Matthew Murch of Wichita, KS; two stepdaughters, Kim Stanford of Bashor, KS, Angela Croxton of Sedgwick, KS; stepson, Brian Hastings of Thorton, CO; along with nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Dorothy (Ross) Murch; son, James W. Murch, Jr.; stepfather, Louis Ross; half-brother, Richard Hesse; and half-brother, Galen Hesse. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Belmore Baptist Church with Dr. Toby Irwin, officiating, under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Halstead Cemetery, located in Halstead, KS. Memorials are suggested to Belmore Baptist Church, 1214 S. Bell St., San Angelo, TX 76903 or to Circle Six Baptist Encampment, P.O. Box 976, Stanton, TX 79782. Online condolences can be given at
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