Bill Murff dead at 80 years

Bill Murff, 80, of Crosby, was born November 13, 1935, in Limestone County, TX and passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016, in a local hospital.

He was a graduate of Brazosport High School and Sam Houston State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and Master’s Degree in Education.

He taught agriculture at Jones High School and Furr High School in Houston, and then Crosby High School while farming on the side. He turned his love of farming into a fulltime occupation, transitioning from teaching to farming.

He was the owner and operator of Murff Turf Farm in Crosby. He was a former longtime member of the Eastside Church of Christ and a current member of the Northeast Church of Christ. He was proud of his Crosby community and was a member of the Crosby Historical Society.

He was a longtime board member of Crosby State Bank and then CommunityBank of Texas. He was also a Florida College board member and a member of the Tuesday morning breakfast club at the Baytown Cracker Barrel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martel and Daisy Murff.

He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Elaine Murff, sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Jenny Murff and Lindy and Amanda Murff, and daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Steve Martin, all of Crosby; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Murial Murff of St. George, UT; grandchildren, Dustin and Jordan Martin, Abbey and Jack Murff, and Noah, Emma, and Cooper Murff; and numerous friends.

His family will receive friends at Navarre Funeral Home Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Eastside Church of Christ, 3107 N. Alexander Dr., Baytown, TX 77520, with Tony Mauck officiating. A private burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Crosby. Serving as pallbearers will be R. D. Burnside, Dwight Chaney, Johnny Enderli, Mike Thomas, Mark Walker, and Greg Wallace.

In lieu of usual remembrances, contributions may be made to the Bill and Elaine Murff Endowed Scholarship Fund, Florida College, 119 North Glen Arven Ave., Temple Terrace, FL 33617, (813) 988-5131,

To view the online obituary or to post a tribute for the family, go to www. navarrefuneral home. com.